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Could I ask a favor?

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Could I ask a favor?

I know many of my readers here at MMB have also ordered and read one or more of my books. I continue to search-out ways to get my books in the hands of patients, caregivers, families and friends that need the information.

I think I’ve discovered a way to help get my books out faster; I’m hoping you can help.

Living With Multiple Myeloma-200x300Currently you can only buy my books here from or through Amazon. Amazon has frustrated me a bit; even though my first book, Living with Multiple Myeloma, is arguably the best selling patient perspective book ever published, it shows up on the 4th or 5th page of options, behind woefully out-of-date text books, a few patient memoirs that are three or four (or more!) years old and have never been updated, along with a lot of other publications only professionals in the field might be interested in.

I didn’t realize that the number of book reviews pushes you up the list! Who knew? I should have! Guess I’m better at researching and writing them than I am promoting.

So here’s my request. If you have read one or more of my four books, could you pull-up Amazon’s site, type in the title of the book you would like to review, (Living with Multiple Myeloma, Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective, New Multiple Myeloma Therapies from a Patient’s Perspective and/or Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers) then click-on the “Write a review” link. It will ask you to rate the book by stars and then share a comment about it.

That’s it! Quick and easy! My book titles should move up the pages in no time. The Amazon expert I spoke with said it will only take a dozen or so (per title) to get them all the way to the first page!

I would appreciate your help. And I’m betting so will a our fellow myeloma patients and caregivers! I update my books every year. As a matter of fact, 2013 editions are available for all but my first now. And my first 2012 edition is ready and waiting to ship from the publisher.

I’m writing this post at 30,000 feet, flying north to visit my ailing father. Plenty of hand holding and catheter detail, but I’ll also have a lot of time to work and write.

He seems to be stabilizing a bit–no more bedside “death watch” for now. I’m going to be blogging about it all again soon; how he’s “sundowning” and no longer able to hold more than a one or two sentence conversation.

Since he was always a man of few words anyway, this can make smalltalk challenging!

Thanks again for help with the Amazon reviews. Feel good and keep smiling! Pat