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About meSo here's the thing...

Yes, I work for a major publishing house.
Yes, most of what I read comes from that company.

HOWEVER, I have worked in bookselling for a LONG FREAKING TIME and I don't/won't skew my personal opinions to push mediocrity.

I spent a dozen years working at every conceivable position at independent bookstores (from janitor to owner) before getting the tap in 2000 to be a Sales Rep. for Random House.

I now travel the Midwest to talk about books 'n' stuff with some of the best minds in the industry and do what I can to glean their wisdom.

I figure that this gives me the right to force my opinions and recommendations down the throat of any willing listener.

If I give something a good review or a lot of stars it's because I genuinely think it was worth my time and might be worth yours.

I try to keep my reviews short, informative, and passionate in the interest of giving readers and colleagues a handle. If you want something more in-depth, feel free to contact me directly!

I also have a FB page where I post occasional reviews and observations:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Hastie-Self-Important-Bookselling-Professional-Extraordinaire/237966149586351

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