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January 17, 2006

Looking for "Naked Conversations"

I was in the Borders at Crossroads Mall today, just up the street from Microsoft, and I asked about Robert Scoble and Shel Israel's new blogging book, Naked Conversations. They didn't have it in stock, but the guy said they had ordered it. Only 4 copies through...don't they know they are in Microsoft's backyard? I asked where they were going to shelve it and he said it was marked "promo" which means on the tables right where you walk in. I think the book may have a bit of a shelving problem, meaning it's not clear where exactly it should go. Is it a web book, a management book, a technology industry book, etc. Although I noticed there are now enough podcasting books that they get their own section, so the blogging books should get theirs also.

I see that the book's sales rank on Amazon is hovering around 1000. I recall that when Find the Bug came out the sales rank was more like 600. I assume Naked Conversations is selling a lot more than mine, so I bet this means that Amazon has once again shuffled how they create the rankings. It seems that books now move slower but will probably then linger at a higher ranking for longer.

Not that it's much of an issue for me since both my books now have 6-digit rankings. Not much ego boosting there.

Posted by AdamBa at January 17, 2006 09:59 PM

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Er, there isn't a Borders at C-Road. ITYM Barnes & Noble.

Posted by: Ricky at January 17, 2006 11:14 PM

Also available here:

Why would anyone buy a BOOK about blogs for ****'s sake?

- Drew

Posted by: Drew at January 18, 2006 01:04 AM

Ricky: Right, Barnes & Noble. It was big, the shelves were dark...

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at January 18, 2006 05:39 AM

I bought a used copy of "Proudly Serving" and enjoyed it. I donated it my local library. I'm not sure if they stocked it though, I don't see it in the card catalog. Bummer. They have "Mount Fuji".

Posted by: Brian at January 19, 2006 11:49 AM