Perhaps too stunned to do much more than stammer a few words here, perhaps not even complete sentences.
Still, I can give a few indicators …
One such indicator is the fact that, a day or so ago, I surfed to the Amazon USA page for my book and was amazed to see a little orange flag next to my book, saying that it was Number One on something Amazon called its Christian Apologetics list!
Link for that here: http://amzn.to/1R0GfEu
(I’ve now slipped down to Number Two. But I’m not complaining!)
I had no idea that Amazon even had a Christian Apologetics list! Nor have I any idea how to account for this – except that I feel the good people at Angelico Press truly believe in my book and they must be working hard to promote it. Thank you, Angelico!
On the subject of apologetics, here is also the place to say that this is really what the book is about.
For I am beginning to be concerned that some may think the book is a romantic novel.
Which it is – well, sort of.
Still, a possible confusion exists here, which came to light when I was honoured to receive my first Amazon review. This is at Amazon UK from someone called Gabriel16, who I presume is either British or Irish.
At first you think, this is a funny novel a story about a guy and a girl, who have fallen in love. But as you read on, you discover a masterpiece with philosophical questions and a deep analysis of our western world and what needs to be remedied. Roger Buck is to be congratulated! He has managed to make me think about important issues our western world is facing.
No idea who you are Gabriel16 – but thank you very, very much!
These days, Amazon reviews are critical to a book’s success and so I am very grateful to you for your support.
However, your first line also helps to clarify the confusion I mentioned. Because first and foremost, this book is apologetics. It is a dialogue about Catholicism and the Western world, with a particular Irish theme.
Only after that, is it – hopefully – as Gabriel16 says, ‘a funny novel … about a guy and a girl.’
There are many, many more things I am very grateful for, some private, some public and mainly on Facebook.
Personally, I’ve long been a little allergic to Facebook, but I really must appreciate all the friends on Facebook for supporting and appreciating what I’m trying to do with this book.
Thank you everyone, more than I can possibly say.
I will also note that the American Amazon price has dropped from $14.95 to $13.45 and the clothbound edition from $24.95 to $19.95.
At the moment, I am not sure what these price reductions mean. But they may be temporary reductions for Advent and Christmas.
I will leave you now, good reader, with my global url Amazon button for the book – which will take you to your nearest Amazon wherever you are in the world (be it Amazon Brazil or Amazon Japan or whatever).
Once again, Kim and I are most grateful to people ordering through these Amazon buttons and/or the banner ads at our site. We get an extra commission on this (and indeed anything else you order at the same time). This really supports us and we thank you!
Global Amazon link to buy The Gentle Traditionalist: