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  • The A List

    Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:09

    I used to work in bookshops in London with a steady stream of celebrity customers. It's irrational I know and I never thought I would be affected but the more stellar the celebrity, the more 'A' list the actor then the more starstruck I'd become. Unfortunately most famous authors never produced this reaction, the odd actress from a TV show would cause a, 'Isn't that...?' moment but when a genuine bona fide movie star celeb came into the shop it was proper, involuntary weakness of the knees and intake of breath. A bit pathetic I know but such is the power of modern celebrity.

    Anyway, that is the closest analogy I can think of when your business gets mentioned in the papers or magazines. The local rag elicits a satisfying nod of approval, a nod in a national newspaper evokes a pleasing sense of professionalism and job well done, when the New Yorker, a proper A list publication mentions the Book Depository it's a real, Wahoooo! They like our Map!

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: New Yorker, celebrity, maps, newspapers

    Comments

    1. Marie's avatar Marie

      Interesting! I used to manage two bookstores in an area replete with A list celebs. Most of them were narcissistic and somewhat rude - thinking that they could push ahead in the queue just because of who they were. There were a few that I hold in memory as being being really lovely and unassuming - but I sure did not become star struck! The Book Depository, on the other hand, does deserve A list stats - great prices, free shipping and the best of British books can get to "my side" of the pond as soon as they are in the UK ! Did I mention Great service too ! Congrats!

      Posted Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:46
    2. Manuel's avatar Manuel

      The New Yorker is a very interesting magazine. Why not sell the latest issue throught your site? European customer would be very happy...

      Posted Thu, 02 Sep 2010 01:15

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