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I get email, Part 3

In an email from a few weeks ago, I told you about an email I got from a reader named Meir. He asked a series of about a dozen questions, none really appropriate to the “Ask a Physicist” column, mostly … Continue reading

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An email worth sharing

I just got a really sweet email from a young reader: Dr. Goldberg: I’ve read a lot of cosmology books (and I’m 13, so a lot is somewhere around four…) and yours is definitely my favourite! I love humor, who … Continue reading

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Library Festival Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Free Library Book Festival — and that goes out to a lot of folks.  We had a packed room, and a longer line for book signings than Kitty Kelley did (at least … Continue reading

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Library Festival

Just a reminder that Jeff and I will be appearing at the Free Library Book Festival this Saturday. Our event is billed as: Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist | A User’s Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black … Continue reading

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What I've learned (so far) about selling books

I’ve written a previous post about how to sell your first book to a publisher, and have written several posts about translating your amazon sales rank into a sales rate.  But I haven’t said anything yet about the meager lessons … Continue reading

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Slashdot Review

AlfredW (Full Disclosure: he’s a grad student at Drexel, but one over whom I have absolutely no power anymore), wrote a very nice write-up at slashdot. A brief quote: A User’s Guide to the Universe (hereinafter “A User’s Guide”) is … Continue reading

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What your amazon rank means II: Electric Boogaloo

A while ago, I wrote a post in which I described an algorithm for turning your amazon sales rank into an absolute number of sales. I have since gotten a bit more data. I won’t reprise my entire methodology here; … Continue reading

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Christian Science Monitor Review

Hey all, the Christian Science Monitor did a very nice write-up of our book. “Physics for the Rest of Us” — The Christian Science Monitor: If you’ve ever wondered what happened before the big bang or where the universe is … Continue reading

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Big Idea, Library Thing

Hey everyone! It’s a big morning for our web presence. First, check out our Big Idea! Comment! Link! Send to a friend! Also, you can try to win free copies of the book on Library Thing. Good luck! -Dave

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Official Release (and other User's Guide news)

Despite the fact that the Wiley warehouse, amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets have all jumped the gun, today is the official release date for the book! We even had a book release party on Saturday (pictures to come) … Continue reading

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