I continue my quest to make good spec fic books and spec fic magazines easier to find, despite bookstore tendencies to do otherwise.
This time, I targeted Saladin Ahmed’s “Throne of the Crescent Moon.”
While not as difficult to find as some books, it still takes only a minute to make it stand out even more.
First, I found a few copies on a table far from the Fantasy section. I made them easier to see in passing:
Next, I found something lacking on the Scifi/Fantasy New Releases shelf, even though the in store locator system said it should be here:
So I remedied that:
Finally, I went ahead and searched for his book on every search screen I passed, so that anyone who came along behind me would first see his book (at least until the screen timed out).
Again, all of this took only a minute or two as I passed these spots anyway, but sometimes that makes a difference between a good book being missed, and being bought.
And speaking of buying, you can buy Ahmed’s book here.