Post Number: 32
|Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 02:32 pm: |
You said: "... I am curious, how you selecting the books to post links to over at amazon.com? Is there a criteria or just selecting books by random?"
The most direct answer to the first part of your question is addresses with this link:
To properly address the second part of your question I will outline the purpose of the thread.
Initially, my objective was for us as members of this board (club) to show some actual (non-monetary) support for a resource that we value and use. I’m shock and very disappointed to see the lack of reciprocatory [if that is a word, if not then I just created one, haha] in this very simple yet very meaningful way.
Given that many Black authors frequent the board as members, as well as, as lurkers, and know the value vested in good and numerous reviews, I felt encouraged, secondarily, to include them in the ‘network exchange of cooperative appreciation’ [hmmmm, catchy]. As you see there are over 25 authors presently noted, if each of them paid homage to thumperscorner.com via review the site will have more virtual power, which quickly translates to more interest, and additional sales for all involved.
In this same vein, if each author gave every other author in the club their book, you could expect to have at least the club membership number of reviews.
My bottom line is to appreciate and maximize the resources we have, because we know they are scarce and they won’t last always.
Please don't be too proud to post your book link, or the book link for other member-author(s).