When Science Meets Book Marketing

In this post, author Nicholas C. Rossis summarises an article in The Economist about how arbitrary advantages given to start-up projects can be beneficial. (The results may surprise you.)



“I love it when science meets book marketing!  If you wonder what I’m talking about, just read on. I am an avid Economist reader.  Every issue has a small section about Science and Technology …”

Source: When Science Meets Book Marketing

August 1st–August 15th: Get “Finding Pluck”–a Connie’s Pick– for just $2.99 USD*

Smaller cover image of Finding PluckFinding Pluck, winner of the 2014 William Faulkner Literary Award, is a powerful novel by author Peter Difatta. I reviewed this novel and made it a “Connie’s Pick” when I discovered it. (Read my review here.)

Recently, it was reviewed by James Doig Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, for the American Library Association. His summation: “This lively story of growing up, with its mixture of struggle and sadness but also a happy ending, is clearly written and entertaining.” (Read the rest of his review here.)

An excellent summary was also provided by reviewer Amos Lassen, who said, Finding Pluck is part mystery and part social commentary as well as a fascinating read.” (Read the rest of his review here)

Author Peter Difatta has recently submitted Finding Pluck for the 2015 Rainbow Award Competition.

More reviews and a preview of this novel can be found at Amazon.com, where its current rating is 4.7/5 stars. It has a similar rating of 4.71/5 stars on Goodreads.

Copies available for sale price at:

If you read just one more novel this summer, I’d highly recommend Finding Pluck.


*Please note that the $2.99 price is in USD, but that Finding Pluck is available on your country’s website at a comparable sale price.

…Authors… a reader’s review is a ‘gift’, not an ‘entitlement’…

What was the title of the most recent book you read? Did you like it? More importantly, did you write a review?

If you want more books like the one you’ve most recently enjoyed, it’s important to share your opinion with the author, other readers, and on prime-time television. (Just kiddin’ about the last, unless Oprah is reading this.)

Getting reviews, whether negative or positive, is one of the most crucial and arduous tasks an author faces. Why not be the first to write a review? Or go ahead and comment on one of my book reviews if you’re familiar with any of the books on my Website or on Goodreads? Let’s talk about books as one bibliophile to another.

Authors, whether they know who left the review or not, are extremely grateful for your acknowledgment. Just knowing that somebody read their book can make them feel appreciated.

Go ahead and write a review, especially if you want that sequel to be written…

Just read how grateful Seumas is below. ☺

Seumas Gallacher


…an honest review is as gold dust to any writer… and I care not if the scribbler is a newbie, self-publishing indie… or a decades-established leading name for a major publishing firm… each and every time any reader takes the patience and trouble to offer his/her opinion on yer literary labours, it’s another one of an Author’s ‘golden moments’… an acknowledgement yer WURK is recognised… and let me affirm to yeez, it truly matters not whether the rating is 1-star, all the way to 5-stars, if it’s honest, it’s a learning mark for yeez… accept them all… usually with more than just a pinch of salt if they swing too much to the dark side or praise yeez to the high heavens… and as a wee aside, it’s worth bearing in mind not everybody on the planet is gonna LUV yer wee masterpiece with quite the same intensity…

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