Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is Overstocked.com the Big Time?


My memoir, released October 2008 by The University of Iowa Press, has appeared on Overstocked.com.
The author escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities by giving readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, in a powerful memoir that elicits sympathy, understanding, and laughter.
I don't know what to make of this.
  1. Is it a sign the publisher thought more highly of the memoir than the public?
  2. Or is it a sign that the book is popular enough that it has pervaded even the outer reaches of marketing?
  3. And most of all, are the books sold going to add to my total sales or have they already been counted?
Of course, I am bemused that another memoir is being advertised on the same page: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands.

1 comment:

Rebecca Coleman said...

Considering that "My Horizontal Life" was reviewed in the Washington Post and even *I* sort of wanted to read it (plus it's all over Borders etc), I would think it's a positive statement about your book.

Would have been a great title for the first chapters of your book too, re: the iron lung. Goes to show you can make a double entendre about absolutely anything. Really. ANYTHING.