Monday, July 16, 2007

Sticks and Stones

There's a widely-used saying that states "There's no such thing as bad publicity." It's not a statement everyone agrees with, especially if their business has been sunk by a scandal or they've ended up in prison. But overall, it does seem to hold true.

What does any of this have to do with me? Well, it seems that the official blogger for backcountry.com has taken exception to my book. A book that he admittedly has not read, and has no intention of reading.

But at the same time as he was slagging my book randomly, he also provided a handy link to the publisher's website and also mentioned this blog with another convenient link.

So as a result of this 'negative' publicity, I have several hundred people now visiting this blog who'd never heard of it before. (Welcome! Please browse around my older posts and see if there's anything you like. I promise to get back to writing about the outdoors shortly!) And I'm sure the publisher has had more than a few extra hits too. All in all, I'd have to say I'm pretty chuffed about the whole thing.

So it seems only fair that I should return the favour. Here is a link to their website. You'll notice, if you read the blog, that he really doesn't like much of anything, so I'm in good company.

You're probably sick of hearing me (well, reading me) going on and on about the book. I'll get back on topic with the next post if it kills me!

2 comments:

Emily said...

Kudos to you! Even providing a link back? Such blog-diplomacy savoir-faire...I think the book looks great :)

Determinist said...

Haha... Michelle, you want to find more a**holes who don't like anything and get them slamming you for absolutely no reason. :)

Good luck with the book launch. I'm sure it will be way-cool.