In my post of 20 June, I explained why I self-published my 29-year-old dissertation as a paper book.
Since then, I've been thinking about how to find people who might need or want my dissertation. I added key words at Amazon.com and posted on Facebook about my blog post when my book first appeared. Last week, I also put up a Goodreads contest:
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Reproductive Behavior of Captive Nicobar Pigeons, Caloenas nicobarica
by Shauna Roberts
Giveaway ends July 19, 2012.
See the giveaway details
Enter to win
I set the contest to run for three weeks because frankly, I thought it would take that long for five or ten people to sign up. Instead, I had ten entrants that day. There are now several dozen.
I am baffled.
So, what do you think? Are there that many people interested in pigeon mating behavior? Or are there that many people who don't read the descriptions of the books they enter contests for? Or do some people think this is a novel with a funny name?
Interesting. It looks like an interesting work. Maybe that is it.
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