Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to Write Aphorisms by Nathan Coppedge

is now available in a 'E-TEXTBOOK' edition.
Update: Scientific Papers is also available in that form.

I don't know for sure, but perhaps I can expect big things on the horizon.

I have not been informed of this new edition in any of my e-mails with my publisher.

Perhaps they are playing semantics? But why would they take a risk on a book that has only sold nine copies, unless they have made a calculated decision?

I'm theorizing that this means that Barnes & Noble will be ordering more copies soon. So far they only order every two months, and the volumes have been in the single digits (actually single digits is almost an exaggeration. As I said earlier, I have only sold about 4 copies in bookstores, including three different titles. But, incidentally How to Write Aphorisms is the title that has sold the most copies in bookstores so far).

Nonetheless, big news seems like the kind of thing to find on my plate just about now.

I can always laugh and say nothing feels quite like perpetual motion!

Even that is mechanics, not euphoria, so it all kind of melts into the dust until I find empirical evidence in front of my eyes.


Anonymous said...

I trust it also tells us how to write an aphorism on an aphorism and other such things of great moment, such as whether or not a performing flea is happy living on a dog's back.

Nathan Coppedge said...

How to Write Aphorisms is a pared down, surprisingly logic-oriented text with a number of interesting examples of how to compose aphorisms using categorical arrangements. Those looking for the standard literary fare are likely to be disappointed. But I recommend it if you really, objectively, want to craft perfect aphorisms, without much prior commitment to content, or by involving a certain level of critical perception.