Pre-order Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, the next book from photographer Pete Souza.
A while back, OTYCD recommended that you follow Pete Souza’s Instagram account. Souza had been the photographer for the Obama White House, and since his second term came to a close, Souza has used his impressive bank of photos to comment on Trump–sometimes wryly, sometimes sharply, and sometimes sharply enough to drop jaws in unison.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, Souza’s deftly chosen historical retorts were worth 10,000 articles, blog posts, and tweets.
Was Souza up to something? Yes, he was up to something.
In late May, word broke that Souza’s next book would come out in October and bear the name Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.
Yes, it is exactly what you think it is.
Yes, we haven’t read it yet and we’re asking you to lay down money, pledging to buy it before it comes out.
Why, you ask? Simple. By pre-ordering a book, you show the publisher that there is clear demand for it.
If folks are clamoring for a book by a certain person, or on a certain subject, the publisher might contract more books by the same people, and more books on the same topic.
We liked Souza’s other recent book on Obama. We’re pretty sure we’re gonna like Shade, having followed Souza’s Instagram account for a while now. Please step up and put your money where your mouth is.
Ditto for requesting it from your library. Yes, it’s not available yet, but libraries figure out how many copies to order in part by tallying the requests they get for a title. By asking for it now, ahead of the October 16, 2018 release date, you boost sales of the book and make it more available in your community’s library system.
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