Ed Schultz of The Ed Schultz Show interviewed Todd Lipscomb and said, "It's a great book, it is full of information, full of insight, and full of the truth and it needs to be said. I think it's a revolutionary book, the best book I've ever read on manufacturing and it's scary stuff. MadeinUSAForever.com. If you're a small business person and you want to get your product out there, this is the website you want to go to. If you're a consumer and want to buy American, this is what you can do. .... I think we should send this book over to Donald Trump."
Here is Chapter 1 "Why Buying American is Critical" free to all. See for yourself. See also:
- "'Re-Made in the USA' Author Urges Americans to Celebrate and Support American-Made Products this Memorial Day," by Melissa Torra, Publicist, Bloomberg, 19 May 2011.
- "Small Biz Tips: Made in USA Products Flourish Online," CNNMoney, 11 May 2011.
- "Remaking the U.S. Economy," by Roger Simmermaker, WorldNetDaily, 9 May 2011.
How is it that "a revolutionary book, the best book I've ever read on manufacturing" is in a single library and only a single library?
Todd Lipscomb is graciously making this book available for free, not even any shipping and handling costs, to the first 50 libraries where someone simply writes and asks for the book!
I am writing about this because A) I want to help libraries get a free "revolutionary" book, B) SafeLibraries is read by many librarians so I am hoping this helps spread the free offer message, and C) I find it shocking a book this highly recommended is in only one library given how loudly people scream about censorship should anyone dare to block pornography from public libraries.
Mr. Lipscomb, I found your book is in 49 libraries at the moment by using WorldCat, and not all of them are public libraries. It is a drop in the bucket. I congratulate you on offering to provide free copies to public libraries. I already link to you under "Non-Library Sites."
Here is the exact correspondence I received from Todd Lipscomb, dated 15 June 2011:
Good news came recently, as I received my first e-mail from a person to have come across and read my new book Re-Made in The USA in their library. He had enthusiastic questions and was full of hope for our nation. How that made my day!I can only add that you should check first if your library will accept the book, even as a gift. Selection policy is often used by libraries to keep out information with which the selector disagrees, like books about ex-gays, so be sure your library will shelve the free book once it receives it, else it might just discard it.
Sadly, several others have reported that they went to look for the book at their local library and were told various versions of how their libraries were hardly buying books anymore due to budget cuts. Decaying local tax revenue, caused in no small part by deindustrialization leaving less and less tax revenue as factories move abroad. The local revenue that feeds our libraries is drying up. Few things are sadder than a library without books, and what are the implications to the education of our young?
This has troubled me. Together, we are making progress on the Made in USA issue, still the thought of empty library shelves has me wanting to take direct action.
Free copies of my book for libraries – For the first fifty people that reply to this note with an actual address of one of our nation’s libraries that you feel should have one, I will donate a copy and pay all shipping and handling expenses. It is a modest start, although who knows what can grow from a good beginning?
If it goes well, I may do more -- a lot more.