Friday, December 17, 2010 Asks the Hard-Hitting Questions!

My friend and fellow author Claire Zulkey was spreading her awesomeness via waaaayyyy before the rest of us even knew what blogs were. I never cease to be amazed at her writing career -- or her interviewing skills. Check out all of the impressive authors/comedians/famous people she's talked to! And now little ol' me has joined her list of interviewees. Unless I grow a beard or somehow snag a spot as an extra in The Hangover 2, I don't think there will ever be anything else Zach Galifianakis and I have in common.

So if you've ever wondered how I went about writing Zero-Sum Game, or if I have any regrets, or what I might write about next, then stop what you're doing and read this interview!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reuters' Felix Salmon Determines That "$190,000/Year is Rich" from Reading Zero-Sum Game

Reuters' financial blogger extraordinaire, Felix Salmon, was inspired to write a very clever article after reading Chapter Two of Zero-Sum Game.

See if you agree: $190,000 a Year is Rich.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wouldn't a Personalized, Autographed Copy of Zero-Sum Game Make a Great Gift?

Don't know what to get that reader/business person/trader/investor/finance-type on your holiday shopping list? How about a personalized and/or autographed copy of Zero-Sum Game?

While I don't have the logistical set-up to mail out actual books, I DO have the ability to write notes on lovely (as well as high quality, acid-free, self-adhesive) bookplates and mail them to you free of charge. I've chosen a very simple design and currently have a supply of bookplates that will look something like the picture in this post when attached.

If you'd like one for your own personal copy of Zero-Sum Game and/or a gift you've bought for someone else, here's what you need to do:

1) Email me at Erika AT ZeroSumGameBook DOT com (if you're wondering why I just don't link to that email address and am writing it out like I did, it's to avoid spambots that troll blogs for email addresses). I can ONLY accept these requests through email in order to keep track of everything, please do not leave me a request through Facebook, Twitter or Blog Comment. I will respond to all requests by email just so you know your message was received.

2) Put "Bookplate" in the subject line

3) Include the following information in the body of the email:
  1. Who I should make the note out to, or whether you would like it left unpersonalized. If you have multiple people you'd like me to make a bookplate out to, that's fine, just please make it clear in your email message.
  2. Whether there's anything specific you'd like me to say in the note (if not, I have a few different lines I usually use). On this front, if you are someone who's followed my LOST blog and want me to include a little shout-out to the show, please let me know that as well. Finally, please remember that I have very limited space so I need to keep the notes short.
  3. The address to which I should mail the bookplate. At this point, mailing to the US and Canada is no problem, but because of the additional postage expense, I will only mail to the UK (and other countries where Zero-Sum Game is sold) if I'm provided with proof of purchase of the book.
I'll keep this offer open after the holidays as well, as I know lots of gift cards change hands this time of year and there might be book-shopping plans in the new year for many people.

And a big "thank you" to Bookplate Ink for their wonderful product!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dow Jones Article on Zero-Sum Game Republished on

Last month I pasted in the content of an article Dow Jones Newswires published about Zero-Sum Game because the piece was behind their username/password firewall.

Today that same article was reprinted on the Wall Street Journal's web site here. So I can officially say the book's been covered by the Wall Street Journal now, right? RIGHT?