Finally, Google Book Search will carry you to a page where parts of Slow Road Home can be viewed.
You can see the front and back cover in color. You can peruse the table of contents.
And you can see parts of many but all of not so many of the 108 vignettes in the book. Why? Because I chose the option to make 20% of the book readable.
But I would have chosen to make more contiguous pieces readable so once a potential book buyer begins reading for the flavor of the book, they could complete the thought to the end of the piece. With the exception of a couple, none of the short passages in the book is longer than two pages, so I’d have been happier to have the limit at two contiguous pages. But Google didn’t give me that option.
And I find this read-from-the-book function doesn’t work for me using FireFox. I have to switch to MSIE. Will you let me know if your experience is the same? I’m in communication with Google about this, and they were unaware of the problem with FireFox. I need to know if it’s just me.
I’m wondering how much I’d give away to make the whole book readable. Would that make it MORE likely for a browser to purchase the book, or LESS, having access to it all via Google Book Search? Your thoughts…
(If this way of seeing excerpts doesn’t work for you, I’ve pulled some together on the book website, here.