That's interesting. It did *not* have a positive effect on me. It annoyed me to no end. Had it not been for this discussion, I probably wouldn't have even read the first paragraph.
And boldfacing words doesn't seem like something you want to do on the web because people are so use to seeing bolded or underlined words and believing they can click on them. When you can't click on them, it is annoying.
I didn't think this article would encourage me to buy this book at all, it was full of marketing dribble and the only thing that came to my mind was [big]SCAM SCAM SCAM![/big]
I can't imagine how things written this way would encourage anyone to buy anything. It reminds me of those stupid credit card things you get in the mail: a bunch of marketing cr*p on the front and the only informative thing on them is the box on the back with the real facts.
And I can't believe you guys think this thing had anything to say! It blows my mind you would actually consider learning how to write piffle like this.
*G gets a hold of her temper and thinks for a little bit.*
On the other hand,
the writing style appears to have worked on the majority of the people in this particular discussion -- even though it didn't work on me.
The marketing copy would not cause me to want to give this book a look, but the fact that you guys were conned into believing the copy is wonderful does. (Ya gotta work on the majority..right?)
And hey, it might not be such a bad thing to know how people are going to try to control you...If you know how the game is played, you will always be ahead.
On a somewhat brighter note, however, this article *did* remind me of an old saying: