Addendum

21 Jan: 6:45 PM

The BBC (who apparently read my website, oh yes!) and the \’Listen Again\’ function have confirmed that Richard did, indeed, say I was an author. So I stand corrected. He did not mention my book, but frankly, I can\’t imagine 100,000 people scrambling for a pencil at 12:15 in the eveing saying, \”What did he say the name of that book was? I\’ve GOT to have a copy.\”

I was on national radio. I was introduced as an author. I held my own even though I was heavily outgunned. I have every reason to be pleased.

Am I am.

Here\’s the link to the show: Listen Again (Set the time line to about 1:10)

12 thoughts on “Addendum

  1. I think it would have been nice if he had mentioned your book, but I don\’t think he mentioned Toni\’s either did he? You certainly were outgunned; I felt badly for you. But I cannot honestly say I could have done any better. I think it would have been nerve racking. I know I would have been kicking myself later thinking I should have said this or I should have said that.

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  2. Richard did mention Toni\’s book. I was billed as a \’blogger and author\’ – though I missed the \’author\’ during the live show because I was so gobsmacked that he didn\’t mention my book.In listening over the interview (just once, I\’m not obsessed about it or anything) I think I did all right, but it really showed how out-gunned it was. There were just a few things I wish I could have gotten in if I\’d had the chance, but with under an hour of air time and competing with six other points of view, I was lucky to get anything in at all 😉

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  3. You\’re right. Nobody reaches for a pen to write down the name of your book at the first hearing. But over a number of exposures–TV, radio, even a glance at the cover online in someone\’s Amazon picks–you\’ll get over the tipping point. Just keep hustling. That\’s my professional opinion.

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  4. I repeat headbanger\’s point. Next time someone hears about your book they\’ll go \”Oh that\’s that yank who was heavily out-gunned on Radio 5 Live\”. At least you didn\’t have to slag off the UK. I\’m having to wearing heavy disguise over here!!

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  5. Thanks Headbang8, it\’s nice to know I was on the right track.Toni: I do not envy you. You\’ll be getting the \”if it\’s so good, why don\’t you go back\” line soon ;)Clippy: Yes, I did enjoy it, very much. And if the said they would have me back but would not mention my book at all, I would still go.

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  6. Mike..I\’m currently listening to the show now. I can imagine that it\’s a pretty tricky business to get your points across. Well done to you and expatmum (I\’d have been hiding under a table too scared to emerge!) You both represented yourselves very well. I\’m still chuckling over you being asked by RM whether you owned an assault rifle of all things….Why not a copy of F Scott Fitzgerald\’s \”The Great Gatsby\” (which is equally American) for goodness sake! 🙂

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  7. Oh, I\’m sorry, I guess I missed Toni\’s book being mentioned. It would have been nice if they would have included an American interviewer to make things fair. I think it was 3 Brits to one American wasn\’t it?Good job to both of you. I couldn\’t have done it, that\’s for sure.

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