April 13, 2004

More product placement

I just got my free copy of Patrick Berry's "Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies", which I helped edit, and which is likely to be one of the few books in the "For Dummies" series which I ever recommend to people. It's secretly a book about crossword construction, but I guess the publisher decided that "Crossword Puzzle Construction for Dummies" was too much of a contradiction in terms. What I had imagined was going to be the bonus material in the book, 70 original crosswords by Patrick, is now the main feature, with the chapters about crossword construction billed as "a special bonus section". But marketing gripes aside, it's a good book, and one that I'm pleased to have worked on.

Posted by Francis at 03:56 AM