Amazon Sales Rank: "A Better Pencil" outsold by a book on tattoos

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Thu Sep 24 20:38:30 UTC 2009

> My book "A Better Pencil" came out this month from Oxford University
> Press. It's not my first book, but it's the first one I've published
> since the internet went viral. Because my book is about the impact of
> computers and the 'Net on how we read and write, I checked the World
> Wide Web to see how the book was doing.

It could be much worse. claims I wrote "Wirklich ungeheuer
praktisch. Lesbische Lach- und Sachgeschichten", which is a book of stories
about the everyday life of lesbians in Germany.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
E-mail: wordseditor at

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