Monday, August 9, 2010

August 7 Donkey Ears

August 7 Donkey Ears, originally uploaded by NedraI.

Well, since I didn't take a picture today I will use one I took last week but didn't post yet since I've been busy working on some other projects.

See the photo of the cover of the book? That's my photo! Last February a woman from Penguin Books in India contacted me through flickr asking if she could purchase the photo. I ignored the request thinking it was spam. A week or two later she contacted me again. So I did a little detective work and contacted someone else at Penguin Books in India and lo and behold it was a real offer. I was offered $70 and two copies of the book. I agreed and sent off a high resolution image. Much later I found out to receive the money I had to furnish my bank account info through an email. Since I had recently been told by Google that someone in England had viewed my email account I decided that $70 wasn't worth sending my bank info to them. So instead she said they'd send me $70 worth of books. So now I am the proud owner of 5 copies of Beatrice and Virgil.

I'm pumped!


  1. Very cool photo! That must feel very gratifying. Good choice not to give out the bank account number!

  2. Congratulations! I see why they chose the photo. Thanks for sharing. Have you read the book? Is it any good?