Manny P. here…
I received a cordial call from Katherine Royalty from the Central Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library system. She recently ordered a copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History for their main location. She additionally mentioned that my paperback has been placed on the August recommended-buy list for all 72 branches in L.A. (13 branches are in Hollywood alone) !!
Each library makes their book-buying decisions based on interest and need. Royalty assured me that recommendations from the Central Library carry weight in the ordering process. She was pleased over the positive reviews I’ve received from Amazon contributors, and showed enthusiasm over my work. She asked me to call her in mid-August to confirm the exact branch locations adding my book to their prestigious shelves (and I will pass the info on to the readers of this blog at a later date).
With all the proposed library cutbacks and layoffs going on currently by the L.A. City Council and the Mayor’s office, I urge folks to contact City Hall (by phone or email) to voice their protest over these unfortunate budgetary decisions. We owe our subsequent generation of readers to provide comprehensive opportunities in education within the nation’s 2nd largest city.
On a personal note, I’d like to wish my mother the very happiest of birthdays. I’m sending her (and the rest of my family) to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to attend the Hollywood Book Festival – 2010 Best Book Awards event. This should be a great time!
I love you mom…
Until next time> “never forget”