Good morning bookies!
Okay, so a lot of you have been asking me The Big Question: ‘BBG, why aren’t you hand-selling your books at primary schools in China?’
I admit, it’s a good question. And until now I never had a good answer. Aside from not speaking any Chinese, and my stock all being written in English, and a few dozen other lesser reasons, I really had no excuse. There was just this underlying feeling that it was a bad idea. Only today did I discover why.
It seems that the Chinese don’t like booksellers. Or, at the very least, they are suspicious of them. Nor can I really blame them for this. I know a lot of booksellers and I find most of them quite suspicious. However, I did not realize they hated them bad enough to kill them, which I am glad to discover before I did finally take this little business overseas.
Whew! That was a close call.