Friday, July 1, 2011

Web Travels

Writing and publishing a book is like taking a journey with a faulty GPS navigation system. You’ll never sure where you are going to end up.

As all of our faithful 2B Lynn Evans blogites (blogans? blogvilleians?) know, we’ve been working on getting the word out about our eBook, Bobbie Titan in the Mark of Kain. While we are patiently waiting for you to buy it and/or finish reading it (okay not so patiently in Evans’ case) and to let us know what you think (Especially Gabby, what’s taking so long? You’re killing me! – Steve), we’ve been looking to see where our book has begun travelling across the web. We’re pleased to learn that our protagonist’s unique name and all of your help in buying the eBook gives our “Bobbie Titan” the first four spots in a Google search. Yea! But what is really neat is finding Bobbie in some places we never would have expected.
If you search “Bobbie Titan” and “Poway High School” (use the quotes) you’ll get four Google results. The fourth link is to a page in entitled “Poway High School Research Center.” Under this is a list of books and magazines that relate somehow to Poway High. One of these is Bobbie Titan in the Mark of Kain because we dedicated the book to kids at PHS. What we really find funny is the caption off to the side that reads, “Historians that have added Poway High School to their favorites list.” Wow! Now we’re historians! Here’s the link if you want to see it for yourself:
So now we’re going to reread Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything (a great book) in case someone needs a historical reference and think of other weird searches to do on Google. Then we’re going to enjoy the start of our holiday weekend a little early. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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