Sunday, 19 April 2015

Targeted advertising

One of the joys of the internet is the ability of retailers to hone in on one's interests and to recommend titles that will be personally attractive. I just found on my computer this screen-grab of an Amazon advert for my own book from when I was looking at YouTube a couple of years ago:


Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar, incidentally, were a double-act of the 1920s, singing in variety theatres. Blaney, who retired from the stage in 1932, later remembered a promoter of the time explaining their appeal: 'Norah fills the stalls with all the young men, and Gwen has all the lesbians in London come to see her.'

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