TO: Expat Almanac readers
SUBJECT: Not Too Proud to Beg
Did Tom ever tell you that he is the man who brought the public radio “beg” to the West Coast? It was working so well for a public station in New York that he initiated his own “Buck-a-Watt” campaign at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1974. They needed 10,000 dollars for a 10,000-watt transmitter and got it three days ahead of schedule (in Eugene the boisterous celebrations are renown). Now we all look upon public radio solicitation is a plague, but the cause is a good one.
Still, we don’t like to beg, especially not on our own behalf. At least we’re not asking you to send cash. Although the reviews of The Expat Almanac book on Amazon are great, there are very few of them. So this is The Beg: please revisit our page on Amazon.com, throw us some stars, and hopefully, write a brief helpful review. (It doesn’t take long. Amazon only wants about twenty words.) It would mean a lot to us.
Good news: Two hardcopy proofs arrived yesterday. They’re pictured at the top of this post.
More good news: So far, nearly seven hundred Expat e-books have been downloaded in six days, which is a bit stunning. We don’t personally know that many people, so you must have been spreading the word. Thank you if you were part of that!
Meanwhile, for those of you who want MORE BLOG, we’ll just say that besides book work, we are busy pulling the apartment together. Tom is still building furniture, I’m still making pillows and curtains, we are being total temporary hermits, and after six months of doing nothing, it really feels good to be back in action. We recommend six months by the sea to anyone who is feeling burned out or a tad lackluster.
Who was it who said the secret to happiness is having someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to? At this moment, we are truly blessed.
Thanks in advance for your review. Like public radio, we’ll stop begging when we can. Then, no more begging. No. More. Begging. Love you.
Eric Wichner said:
Just posted. Good luck and keep up the great work.
From: The Expat Almanac Reply-To: The Expat Almanac Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:23 PM To: Eric Wichner Subject: [New post] MEMORANDUM
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Thank you Eric!
Cheers so pleased for you two. Waiting for hardback but I am going to post on my Facebook today and I’ve mentioned it to many travelers…. Keep it moving and shaking
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Word of mouth…the BEST recommendation. Thank you Bettie!
Bernard Casey said:
Hello Louise, Just downloaded the book from Amazon and will send in a review after reading it, altho reading it may be wholly unnecessary given that I have read most of the blogs. Sounds like you both are happily engaged in nest-building. See you on the 17th. BJC
Bernie, nobody said you had to READ it! But thank you anyway….