Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to be in instant bestseller

'Operation Dark Heart' describes Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer's time in Afghanistan leading a black-ops team.
Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday...

...at least one seller on the online auction site eBay claiming to have a first-edition printing is selling it for an asking price of nearly $2,000...

(From CNN US news, September 25th)

My comment? The Pentagon has never heard of the digital age. And can anyone persuade them to take a dislike to my books too?

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1 comment:

Jo said...

Trouble is you don't have access to secrets - oh well. Yes, it is a bit silly in these days of electronic communications.