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Vanity Google Book-ing

acbook.jpgWorking into the wee hours one night this week, this GalleyCat editor accidentally uncovered the next addictive online trend for the publishing set–Vanity Google Book-ing.

All literary folk should take a shot at Vanity Google Book-ing before the Google Books settlement is decided. It’s simple. Go to Google Books and enter your name into the “Search Books” field–the results may surprise you.

This GalleyCat editor discovered that he had been quoted–at length–in conservative pundit Ann Coulter‘s recent book: If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicansa surreal career milestone.

What did your Vanity Google Book-ing turn up? Share your adventures in the comments section.

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