Authors Promoting the New Books through Op-Eds

Informed Comment has often had success in promoting new books by publishing an op-ed by the author. Submissions are welcome.

Books are hard to insert into cyberspace conversations. It takes time to read them and often by the time I get to them, they are old news.

All along, IC has however had some success in bringing books to the attention of readers by offering authors the opportunity to write an op-ed on some burning issue in the day’s headlines that is related to the book. We don’t want a book summary or a book review. We want an 800 word Washington Post style op-ed. But it is ideally on a subject of relevance for the book. Then we put a cover graphic and book-buying link at the bottom. Often this way of proceeding has helped sales.

Us the Contact Form for submissions.

Some examples of past such entries:

Nicholas Seely , “A Syrian Wedding.”

Lawrence Davidson “Foreign Policy, Inc.”

Rick Shenkman “Just how Stupid Are We?”

2 Responses

  1. Many years ago (Putin had just about got his first pair of short pants) my teachers in the Danish red brick school I went to told us why Obama’s sanctions were the greatest gift Putin and Russia could possibly get. The book was written in the 1830’ties by a German who had most certainly read Alexander Hamilton.
    Those interested can get it gratis here as an ebook:
    Friedrich List: The National System of Political Economy
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    You can also get it from Amazon, but that costs money and the book will only be in Amazon’s MOBI format. Or you can buy a dead tree version.

    List was busy not just in Germany but also in the United States. But of course American politicians, economists and historians cannot be expected to know their own history.
    At the very least the American politicians and Wall Street people ought to have heard about Alexander Hamilton, who was a precurser, but no.

    An embargo works if the embargoed goods are necessities. Luxuries just won’t do it. An embargo might have worked in Putin’s first few years but later not at all. I was in Russia a few times in those days and I saw how the Russians slowly year by year worked themselves out of the mire the oligarcs and the neocons had got them into.
    The Amaricans have always thought that Russian can be bribed with luxuries. Go see the movie Ninotchka if you haven’t already or the cold war remake “The Iron Petticoat”. Hollywood was/is mistaken, embargoing luxuries doesn’t work.

    So no, I have no book of my own to peddle, but List’s book is an oldie but goodie.

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