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NPR Books Watch — 9/5-9/11

You may or may not be aware, but there are at least two settings for your automatic email signature: you can set it 1) only when you write a new message 2) all the time, when you write a message and when you reply to / forward messages.  I highly recommend the latter.

Just the other day, my colleague and I offered people in our company copies of a book whose authors were speaking at The Strand Wednesday night.  Several people asked for a copy of the book, but without email signatures, we didn’t know where to interoffice the books, and that meant we had to email them to ask for their locations and they had to email back.  WASTE OF TIME.


But now I’m in a good mood because now that the Olympics and conventions are over, we’re back up to 20 book stories on the national NPR shows for the week.  Nice.


Here are the NPR interviews for this week.  Anyone who emails me the imprints of all the books listed (or houses if no imprint is available) will win the NPR Books Grid for the prior week that includes, in addition to the information below, interviewer, pub date, imprint, post-interview Amazon ranking, pre-interview ranking (if the book was mentioned on Shelf Awareness and I was able to look up the number before the interview), and interview hyperlink.

TOTAL book stories for the week: 20

All Things Considered: 4

Book Tour: 1

Day to Day: 2

Fresh Air: 3

Morning Edition: 1 3

Talk of the Nation: 3

Tell Me More: 1

Weekend Edition Saturday: 2

All Things Considered Three Books / Chick Lit That Features Heroines, Not High Heels      
All Things Considered My Dad, John McCain Meghan McCain Children’s
All Things Considered Man in the Dark Paul Auster Literary Fiction
All Things Considered Three Books / Prodigal Pages Celebrate Many Awkward Returns      
Book Tour Stand the Storm Breena Clarke Literary Fiction
Day to Day Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel Biography
Day to Day Massacre at Mountain Meadows Ronald W. Walker History
Fresh Air Hot, Flat, and Crowded Thomas Friedman Politics
Fresh Air War Within, The Bob Woodward Politics
Fresh Air Limits of Power, The Andrew  Bacevich Politics
Morning Edition Bacardi and the Long Fight For Cuba Tom  Gjelten History Books We Like / Bottomless Belly Button Dash Shaw Graphic Novel Books We Like / The Lost Spy Andrew  Meier History Books We Like / Names on the Land George R. Stewart History
Talk of the Nation Save the World on Your Own Time Stanley Fish Education
Talk of the Nation Tell Me How This Ends Linda  Robinson History
Talk of the Nation Forever War, The Dexter Filkins History
Talk of the Nation In a Time of War Bill Murphy Jr. History
Tell Me More How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Moustafa  Bayoumi Current Events
Weekend Edition Saturday When We Were Romans Matthew Kneale Literary Fiction
Weekend Edition Saturday Jim Copp Daniel Pinkwater Children’s

September 12, 2008 - Posted by | Email, NPR Books Watch | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. “but without email signature…”
    Well that will not happen anymore if you email with WiseStamp:
    :)check it out

    Comment by josh- WiseStamp Signatures | September 14, 2008 | Reply

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