Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Killer Authors, Books By Dogs, & Slutty Writers

Every so often I will do a random search for something related to books or authors. Whether I search for authors who have murdered, sexy authors, or world records involving books, I discover some bizarrely interesting information.

When I am not purposely searching for specific information, such as movie times, sports scores, or news, I am using my smartphone to settle conversational bets and confirm the facts we may toss around without any verification from our fading memories and overwhelmed brains. Or I am researching something related to a blog post that I am drafting or a book campaign that I am in the middle of. Other times I am searching for information about people, even myself.

But when I run out of legitimate things to search and I am done reading any newspapers, magazines or books in my possession, I will take to the digital playground and explore searches of the odd, abnormal, and likely under-searched.

The results are humorous, eye-opening, and very stimulating,

I searched for “Books By Dogs” and it gave me this: https://www.google.com/search?q=books+by+dogs&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

A search for “Sexiest Authors” netted this:

“Bestselling Books That Were Rejected” revealed these results:

Authors Who Used To Be Prostitutes” exposed these results

“Authors Who Have Murdered” creeped me out with these results:

Ok, so I search from some strange things, but it is amazing what pops up online. Try it yourself. Pick anything out of the blue, as it relates to books and authors or publishing and you will see the results scream off the screen. Authors can be any kind of people -- and write about any topic – so any kind of search associated with books will pop up with something. 

Have you tried “Clown Memoirs” or “Author Confessions of Cheating”? What are you searching for?


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2015

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