How many books do you read a year? I read somewhere between 20 -30 and more than half usually have a close relationship in terms of what they are about. When I am trying to learn about something I can never seem to get enough information and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough information in print. Hard to believe, but it’s true.
Here’s the last string of books I read and thoroughly enjoyed. I want more of the same to continue this string:
- The Google Story – David A. Vise
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- How Dell Does it – Steven Holzner
- Small is the new big – Seth Godin
- The Apple Way – Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
- Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- DisneyWar – James B. Stewart
- Up Till Now – William Shatner
I would not mind reading and actually would like to read more books on all the same subjects above. I would like to read different perspectives and more from the same perspectives.
My message here is simple. Books do not compete against each other, at least not the good ones. They complement each other and give readers the opportunity to read more, learn more and enjoy more.
Amazon is crazy successful and one of the things they know well is understanding what customers want and how they want it. That’s why you can find a book on Amazon with a recommendation to buy another related book at the same time, even from different publishers.
Readers want more of the near same and this is especially true when it comes to books about ADHD. ADHD can be better managed by understanding more about it and getting as much information from as many perspectives as possible. To this end publishers and writers of books concerning ADHD should network and cooperate in a manner so that readers can find all that is available.
Being competitive isn’t the way to reach more people and therefore help more people, networking together and recommending each other’s book is the way. And this helps readers too, because if a book is just plain bad, well, we are not going to recommend it or even mention it, so readers know if we recommend someone else’s book on the same subject it must be good and worth the read.
Speaking of which Dr. Charles Parker just reviewed Gina Pera’s book: “Is It You, Me or Adult ADD?” Go over and check out what he has to say about it. While there you can read up on his plans for his book too!
Once I finish reading Gina’s book, I will be sure to post a review here on ADDer World for you! Gina read my book a while ago and was kind enough to review it and recommend it further. Like I said, those who write good books are only going to recommend good books! That’s how to market good books, by authors networking together.
Another book I am excited to read is by Jenna Forrest “Help is on its way”. Jenna’s book is a memoir about her life growing up, she had struggles and she made it (sound familiar?) – we just exchanged books via mail and I can’t wait to get hers and start reading it! Jenna is a treasure to talk with and she is always charming. Reading reviews about her book has increased my excitement.
You don’t have to wait for my reviews to read Gina and Jenna’s books! The promise of how good they are should have you already ordering!