How many?

I wonder how many readers does a book need to keep it from being dumb? [ See quote from Umberto Eco ]…


“The good of a …

“The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.”

— Umberto Eco

Someone wants to read my novel

Big surprise, hey?

A friend says she doesn’t have time to go online to order my novel ( I wouldn’t want to pay the shipping and handling fees either! ) so she asks me to sell her a copy directly. This is always best.

However, I tell her that she’s going to wait a few weeks probably since I am in edit mode…

She smiles…

Oh, what lovely friends I have!

Apparently little ol’ ladies like erotic fiction – or so says a small bookstore owner in a small southern Indiana community. He used to put a certain highly popular piece of erotica behind the counter until little ol’ ladies came into the store to ask if he sells it. Now he puts it out, low on a shelf, almost out of sight, but not –

I told him he ought to carry IN THE SEVENTH DAY.