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DOGLAND in the news

by | Jan 8, 2016 | Standard | 0 comments

I want to thank everyone who’s spread the word about DOGLAND–word of mouth is what sells books these days, especially when your last name isn’t Rowling or Grisham, and you’re not a comedian or politician pitching a memoir. So please, keep up the good work!

That said, I’m thrilled to announce that DOGLAND is getting some powerful help in the publicity department. Of course, the more publicity, the more sales. The more sales, the more lives saved…

Here’s the news:

Animal Sheltering, a magazine published by the Humane Society of the United States, issued a review–short but sweet–in its January/February issue. You can read it here. (You just have to scroll down the page once you get there.) As for me, I’m content with this closing line: Dogland tackles a complex, emotional topic without chest-thumping and opens readers’ eyes to how we can help these faithful companions.

The Dog Writers Association of America has nominated DOGLAND for an award in the category of best book: Rescue or Adoption. The winner will be announced in February (fingers crossed til then!), but the nomination alone will put DOGLAND on the radar screen of hundreds of folks affiliated with the association.

I haven’t read DOGLAND’s competition, but at quick glance, the category seems quite eclectic:

*Tracy Libby, The Rescued Dog Problem Solver (i5 Publishing)

*Andrei S. Markovits & Katherine N. Crosby, From Property to Family (University of Michigan Press)

*Teresa J. Rhyne, The Dogs Were Rescued and So Was I, (Sourcebooks, Inc.)

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