I impressed upon the marketing people at Tor that they would want to get an advanced copy of Old Man’s War over to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, and here’s why: This morning, OMW’s Amazon ranking was about 150,000. This afternoon, after Glenn mentioned he’d received the book and put in a link to Amazon, it was up at 903. And that’s simply a mention that the book arrived on his desk. In all, an object lesson of the power of blogs (or at the very least, Instapundit) in late 2004.
Note to self: Send sparkly seasonal thank you card, and possibly a nice fruit basket, to Professor Reynolds.
Update: Pamie’s plugged me too! It’s good to have friends. I think I’ll put her in the book acknowledgements.