Talk:Writing FAST

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This page sounds like an advert!

Proposed Deletion[edit]

This page simply seems like an advert.

Don't get me wrong - I have the book. Bought it years ago. It's OK.

However, the book is non-notable. My reasons are:

  • There are certainly millions of ISBN numbers allocated .. not all of them should get a page in Wikipedia
  • There are probably millions of 'how to write' books .. so clearly simply being yet another book on how to write a book isn't notable.
  • Simply reaching one of the many 'best' lists for a brief moment on Amazon isn't notable either ...

(eg: http://www.weberbooks.com/plug/Plug-Your-Book-32.html & http://www.weberbooks.com/plug/Plug-Your-Book-34.html ) Remember that the graphs on the 2nd link appear upside down because a low rank is good .. a high is very bad.)

  • If we DO consider that Amazon sales results are a metric of notability, then just look at the Amazon data.

It currently has a rank of #318,507 That is an incredibly poor rank. As a comparison point,'Learn To Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele' (which is probably a good book but also incredibly non-notable) has a Amazon rank of about 38,000.

In other words, if you listed books by Amazon popularity there are almost a quarter of a million books that are less popular than that riveting title about the Ukulele ... but each of those quarter of a million books would still be more popular than the subject of this Wikipedia article !

Clearly the book is non-notable.

What about counter-arguments?

Is there an element that makes it notable? Perhaps. Inside the book it points out that it was written by someone who had never written a book before. ie: It is a book on 'how to write a book' written by someone who had never written a book!

I have a few 'how to write' books and that is the first time I've seen that.


13:49, 22 October 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 150.101.206.3 (talk)

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