. . . Not to be confused with BCP (blatant chocolate promotion) or BSP (blatant self-promotion), I'm going to take this post to indulge in some BPP (blatant publisher promotion). Here's a round of applause and hearty huzzahs to my publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, which just gave away 43,000 books to the Central Florida Schools! Is that cool or what?
The Press's first-ever annual Great Mystery Book Giveaway is part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. You can download the press release and read about it here. Makes me proud to be a member of the PPP posse!
Hmmm. Wonder if there were any copies of Iron Ties or Silver Lies in that huge stack o' books?
Okay, the science/technical writer part of my brain just can't leave it at that. I had to calculate how tall a stack of books that might be, if they were stacked up like the little image to the left. Let's assume each book is about one inch thick. That's 43,000 inches, which is 3,583 feet, which is . . . holy guacamole . . . about 2/3 of a mile (0.678655 mile to be precise, which would be a skyscraper of about 358 stories tall, assuming a story is 10 feet).
That's a whole lot of books!
Hurray for the Press!
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