(No titters, now.)

A little while ago my US publisher forwarded me a request from Marshal Zeringue. Not only does Marshal have one of the coolest names around, he also runs a wonderful project called “The Campaign for the American Reader”

…which has the simple goal of encouraging readers to read more books.

[…]I’m running a series on the pg 69 test—is it representative of the rest of the book? would a reader skimming that page be inclined to read on?

…The fact is, p 69 may well not be representative of the book, but the answer gives you an opportunity to say something about what your book really is about and how that page fits in or … whatever you like.