This post is about the power of blogging. Today more than 300 (not sure how many more by this point) bloggers are teaming up to promote the release in paperback of The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis. Susan Henderson, writer, editor, friend extraordinaire to Patry Francis, is part of the organizing effort that is taking advantage of the incredible power of links among bloggers to mark this as a day in blogging history.
Every writer deserves a little help from her friends; Patry's dogged determination to be published, especially so, as she was working the dog jobs many writers turn to while their imaginations spin and their alarm clocks wake them earlier and earlier each morning until her fate turned. Her book was picked up but then her diagnosis with an aggressive cancer just as she signed her first contract. Thus, hundreds of us are hitting the keys today to spread the word. Her publisher, Penguin (for one book, also Jeff's and mine) is offering a discount through this blogging initiative.
From Sue Henderson's site:
Here are links to THE LIAR'S DIARY at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's. You can also buy directly from Penguin to save 15% (after you add the book to your cart, just enter the word PATRY in the coupon code field and click ‘update cart’ to activate the discount).
Thank you, Sue, and all the other creative minds behind this initiative. May we see the book right at the top of the charts and happy blogging day to you, Patry.
Update: The number of bloggers covering this story is growing by the hour. Absolutely incredible to watch this roll through the 'sphere.