Monday, May 30, 2011

"A Book About Elvis And About Us"

As you who follow my blog know, I wrote a press release when my The Elvis Today Blog book was finished a few months ago and sent it to all the big Elvis websites. What I didn't expect was how difficult it was going to be to get the majority of them to include that piece of news.

I was especially disappointed to learn that one of my favorite sites, ElvisNews.com didn't want to mention my book in their news section as "It’s just not about Elvis, but about an Elvis-site."

Fortunately, the Elvis Information Network thought otherwise, "looks great, have added it as front page news," as did fellow Elvis blogger Troy Y, who has posted a review of the book on his Mystery Train Elvis blog. It begins like this:
Don’t let the title of this book fool you. The Elvis Today Blog is not a book about an Elvis site. Without a doubt, The Elvis Today Blog is a book about Elvis. However, it turns out that The Elvis Today Blog is also a book about us - modern Elvis fans. By relating his personal experiences, author Thomas Melin crafts a unique volume that follows the triumphs and trials of being an Elvis fan in the post-1977 era.
It really made my day reading that (as well as the rest of the review). After all, it's not every day someone tells you that you've written "not only a great book about Elvis but also an essential examination of contemporary Elvis fandom." Like Elvis used to say, "It makes it all worthwhile."

Read the whole review (Pieces of our lives: A look at modern Elvis fans)

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