Friday, December 23, 2005

Barnes & (ig)noble?

Somebody who's been tracking SHAMblog for the past few weeks emailed me today to say she thinks I may need a 12-step program to cure me of my addiction to Dr. Phil's review page on Amazon. I thought that was pretty funny. And truthfully, she may have a point. So I decided, tonight, to switch over for a moment to Love Smart's Barnes & Noble listing. Follow the link, scroll down to the third review, and you'll notice it was written by one "Sarah Burnett." The review is identical to those currently running on Amazon by "Jane" and "real name" reviewer "Sara [i.e. without the h] Burnett." I guess "Sara/Sarah" isn't always sure how to spell her own real name. Maybe she'd have better use for a book titled Spell Smart...

By the way--shameless confession!--the very first Barnes & Noble review is mine. I wrote it and submitted it four days ago, and it debuted today. Now I'm waiting to see if the long arm of Dr. Phil McGraw and his vast publicity machine can manipulate things over on B&N as well.

By the way--what's the over-under on how long it takes before a review by "Dr. Marilyn R. Barry" shows up on Barnes & Noble?

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