Author Cleverly Parallels Google Print with the Gospel

SeattlePublicLibrary-7.jpg Meghann Marco sent this open letter of encouragement to Google because she thinks Google Print is a good idea. Well-argued.

Dear Google,

Your search engine is the primary way that people find their way to my website, and subsequently, my book.

I asked my publisher, Simon and Schuster, for my book to be included in Google Print. I was told they did not do that.

Lack of exposure is the primary reason that a book like mine would fail in the marketplace. I spend most of my day trying to get attention for my book. Not for the money, but because I believe that it is well written and funny. Very few authors will become rich writing books. We do it because we have something to say. If we wanted to be rich, we'd have invented a search engine!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. After all, it's perfectly free to check out a book from the library. I have no problem with my book being indexed by your site. In fact, I wish it was!

Someone asked me recently, "Meghann, how can you say you don't mind people reading parts of your book for free? What if someone xeroxed your book and was handing it out for free on street corners?"

I replied, "Well, it seems to be working for Jesus."

All my best,

Meghann Marco author, 'Field Guide to the Apocalypse'

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