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Post Re: We need non-fiction book suggestions for our next discussion!
As of right now this is what I'm thinking...

1. Overtreated
2. Religion Explained
3. Musicophilia
4. Value of Nothing



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Post Re: We need non-fiction book suggestions for our next discussion!
Chris OConnor wrote:
I've noticed that several of you are making book suggestions without providing direct links to a review or description. You're dramatically decreasing the chances that your book suggestions will ever end up on a poll when you don't provide links. It is far easier to click a link and read a review than to launch a new browser, navigate to Amazon.com, copy and paste your suggested book title into the search bar of Amazon.com, and try to locate your book suggestion. Please take that extra step and do the work for us and I think you'll see more people providing feedback on your book suggestions. And feedback is what leads to a book winding up on one of our polls.

Chris, are you saying that your suggested way is preferable to simply posting reviews or information about the book, so that we don't even have to go to a link? Maybe because of my slow internet I'm in the habit of thinking that having the stuff right there to read is better.



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Yes, links are better. Being able to visit Amazon.com has many benefits. We can see the book cover art, copyright date, total number of pages, how many stars reviewers gave the book, editorial reviews, reader reviews, etc...



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Another reason a link is helpful is it tells everyone that the book is available from online booksellers. We have members that live in rural areas where bookstores are only a dream. They have no choice but to buy from Amazon.com or another online seller. Also, seeing the book on Amazon.com tells us how much it costs and if there are used copies available for less money. If you saw that one of the books is only available in hardcover and costs $27.95 you might be less inclined to vote for it than the other cheaper books.



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And yet another reason a link is essential is so that everyone is looking at the same edition of the book. We have recently read some books that are available in different editions, publishers or versions. Linking to the exact book eliminates that problem.

Just recently I accidentally put the wrong version of "Diary of a Madman and Other Stories" by Nikolai Gogol on our home page. Fixing that error took an extra 15 minutes for me. Imagine if members ordered the wrong version of the book. They would be frustrated.

I hope this all makes sense.



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