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WRITER, CONSULTANT AND BROADCASTER SPECIALISING IN BEER, PUBS AND CIDER. BEER WRITER OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2012

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Friday, 31 October 2008

What your book really says about you

This is not just another desperate plug for a book that doesn't even come out for another nine months, honest, but I was just checking the link to Hops and Glory worked (you can't be too careful) and noticed that Amazon now does a thing where you can suggest key words that link you to other items "that have similar qualities" to the one being looked at. Hops and Glory has already collected quite a few, which is curious given that the only people in the world who have read it yet are me, my wife, my edirot and agent. Some of the tags are obvious, others less so. I'm grateful that one of the strongest tags is 'humour', but 'travel' and 'India' don't feature. And the strongest tags - the areas that are most closely related - are... well, just look for yourself. Amazon seems to think I've written a book that combines one man's beery adventures on the high seas with a penchant for poking around in people's poo and pretending to be a doctor:

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Is there something wrong with the sales blurb?

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