One of Kyle Cassidy's travel diaries. This contains 32 pages of images and text from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. People should ONLY purchase this if it's because they want something to hold in their hands. A .pdf is available for free on www.kylecassidy.com. This is not a "book" -- it's just my travel diary, the same one I emailed you if I know you.
Three people got their printed copies, and I promptly forgot about it.
Well imagine my suprise and angst when I got a note from Lulu recently saying that my "book" had been "chosen" to be listed on amazon.com (with a 30% markup in price!). Ahem? It's a blog-fodder travel diary comprising an hours worth of photos -- certainly not ready for prime time, and not something I want people to think is my serious work (which is seriouser than serious cat and one of which won the amazon best 100 books award in 2007 it was so serious). I don't think anybody bothered to look at it and that miffed me, that they were just grabbing things at random and making it sound like people had won the lottery.
I was immediately concerned that people looking for me on amazon would find that "book" and think that I was trying to pass self published pieces off as legitimate work. I responded to lulu immediately saying I absoutely didn't want it listed on amazon thankyouverymuch.
Well ... imagine my suprise it's listed on amazon anyway, with the aparantly completely made up "You're Like No Tourist I've Ever Seen Books - London, Reykjavik" listed as the publisher.
Don't buy it, but I invite you all to go and post outrageous reviews of it. In fact, the person who posts the most interesting review will get a print from "the book" to hang on their wall. The less it actually has to do with New Orleans the better -- bonus points if you mention both a cryptozoological animal and James K. Polk.
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