“Losering” has been out in the world for a couple of years, long enough that checking its Amazon sales ranking ceased being a daily ritual some time ago. But I’ll still look it up on occasion, mostly to see if anybody else has reviewed it (I’m still waiting for a review in Spain, Brazil and France, among other places, y’all). And it will still jump on up the sales list every now and then, too. The other day, in fact, it even hit No. 1 for “Biographies of Country Musicians” on Amazon.UK — nestled, as you can see below, ahead of books about Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
Of course, this was short-lived. “Losering” slid on down very quickly and yielded the top spot to Johnny Cash, which seems only right. Still, I think I like this one even better than the book’s other summit appearances, in Canada.
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Used to be you’d send a book out into the world and very possibly never see or hear a trace of it again. Sure, you hoped it would eventually wind up in far-away places, somewhere across the ocean. For all you knew, maybe it did. But there was very little chance you’d ever see any evidence of that.
In these days of online miracle and wonder, however, you can track such things with ease. In addition to hearing from an overseas reader or two, I’ve run across “Losering” reviews written in Dutch and Swedish. It’s also in at least one library in Italy; and it recently got as high as No. 3 on amazon.uk’s listing of bluegrass books in England (um, bluegrass?…Really?…).
This I love most of all: “Losering” is even available in China, where it can be had on amazon.cn for the sum of “￥123” (which Mr. Mike Quinlan tells me is China’s Yuan currency, 123 of which come to $19.78). Check it out below. I was hoping that 作者 was my name in the “Simplified Han” dialect; but according to Google Translate, that just means “author.” Oh well.
ADDENDA: My pal Stacy informs me that “Losering” can also be found on amazon Japan, where the paperback version sells for 1,513 Yen (about $17). I’ve added the screengrab below.
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