The book business has always been mysterious, but in the turmoil of new media and new distributions, one thing remains the same: Sales Matter. And at my recent visit to BEA, it was made abundantly clear that in a world of many books, it’s difficult to be noticed. One way is to sell a lot of pre-orders. So if you enjoy my blog, may I please urge you to take a little jaunt over to Barnes and Noble, or to Amazon, or to your favorite bookstore, and ask for North of the Tension Line? Thank you!