New Books for October

I've promised myself that I won't buy so many books - not for any financial reasons, but simply because I live in a small house and there is just not room for them all. I'm still trying to work out the limits of my bibliomania, so stick with me while I try to set a dollar amount on my monthly book purchases. I'll let you know. Anyway, here is this month's quirky pile of booty (from the top):



  • The Truth About Email Marketing - I'm always looking for an angle to advance my book sales, and I am yet to start a monthly newsletter for my interested readers. Hopefully this will help me get that going.
  • I give several talks a month, and though I feel reasonably confident in presenting, I thought I could always improve, hence this book on Brilliant Presentations.
  • Rather excitingly, I have been accepted to present a paper at a conference in China next year. The paper is on Eckhart Tolle, so I need to get familiar with all of his books.
  • I presented at a booksellers' training conference, and the guest speaker that night was David Hill, talking about his new book Gold. The publisher was kind enough to give us all a copy.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk's book Crush It was one of the most inspiring I've read this year. His big thing is establishing a presence on Youtube (after all, it made him rich and famous), so I've got this book, 15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming a Star in the Youtube Revolution to give me some ideas.
  • I had to get an old copy of the collected writings of Sigmund Freud to help me out with my thesis.
  • Etiquette for Men is naturally for the current chapter of my thesis.
  • Choosing Civility is ostensibly for my thesis, but it is also something I happen to feel passionate about.
  • My old friend Geesche Jacobsen published her first book this month, Abandoned - I bought an advance copy at the launch and had it signed!
  • I have admitted previously to being a Mitford fanatic, and was very excited to get the memoirs of the Duchess of Devonshire, the only living Mitford sister.
  • Stephen Fry writes beautifully, and the moment I heard about his memoir I grabbed it.

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