Monday, August 29, 2011
The Difference Between Face-to-Face and Online
As each person approached the table, I said, “I write adventures and mysteries for readers eight to thirteen, especially boys, but girls enjoy reading them just as much.” When I said that, their eyes widened, their mouth opened, and, with a few variations, I heard the following. “Great! That’s exactly what we need right now…more good books for boys.”
I had read several articles online that said the same thing. Librarians, teachers, and parents seemed to be crying out for more good books for boys.
Then we come to the Internet. This blog is often #1 on Google when searching the subject Books For Boys. But the Internet is, by its very nature, an impersonal place where you can’t hear or see the person you’re “talking” to. And as I have been active in online promotion, it doesn’t have the same spark as a face-to-face conversation.
All I can say is this. Parents, teachers, and grandparents have a very positive reaction to my books. I can’t tell you how many have written to say what a difference one or more of my books has had on a child in their family or circle of friends. Kids tell me that reading one of my books is like being in an exciting movie.
Max Elliot Anderson
These links will give you more information
My Youtube Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/Maxbooks100#p/u
When the Lights Go Out
Author Web Site
Barney and the Runaway 0984559841
When the Lights Go Out 1936695472
Newspaper Caper 193669526X
North Woods Poachers 1936695057
Lost Island Smugglers 1935600028
Captain Jack's Treasure 1935600141