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August 03, 2006


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nettie hartsock


This is a resource-full blog! I particularly liked Seth's number two as well, but I also think your list with Passion being first is so fundamentally important to a book's ultimate success.

As a journalist, I've always found I wanted to cover and write about the people who were most engaged and authentic about what they were doing. And I think the small publisher is definitely in the business because they are passionate about what they are doing despite the odds.

And I just finished Bill Bryson's book and noticed it was on your Random book list! Great read!

Nettie Hartsock

Joe Wikert

Hi Nettie. Thanks for weighing in on this. You're absolutely right about the passion factor. Speaking of passion, if you haven't discovered Kathy Sierra's blog, Creating Passionate Users, you need to check it out. You'll love it! You can find it at

nettie hartsock

Hi Joe,

I had to write back and tell you I love Kathy's blog! Thanks for the recommendation and I'll definitely keep reading your blog too as well for its wonderful insights.


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