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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Do Indians dislike blondes?
I am often amused, amazed and flattered -- and only occasionally enriched -- when I learn that booksellers all over the world are trying to sell books that I've written.
Rediff is a bookseller in India. The company is offering my book on self-publishing for 967 rupees (about $21). That's just about a buck over the U.S. cover price, and not a bad deal considering the distance each book much travel.
However, I have to wonder why Redliff chose to replace my book's cover that shows an attractive blonde lady, with a bunch of coconuts.