If the Dignity Movement can make it to the bestseller lists. . .by BCNewsletter
June 14, 2006
In October of 2004, BookCrossers were pleased to be given 5,000 copies of Robert Fuller's book
Somebodies and Nobodies, in partnership with The Dignitarian Dialogues (read more about it
here). A year later, another 3,500 copies were distributed to BookCrossers around the world (article
We recently received the good news that Robert Fuller has written a sequel to Somebodies and
Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank, called ALL RISE:
Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity, published this week (June 14) by Berrett-Koehler. This book consists of practical strategies for confronting rankism in the personal and public spheres and for building a Dignity Movement.
In support of Mr. Fuller, the Dignity Movement, and because we believe in this concept, we're encouraging booklovers to help make this book a bestseller. Publicity pros say that a project's success depends on its launch. If enough people buy a book in the first week, it stands a real chance of making bestseller lists. The number needed is less than one might think: "only" 1000-1500, but reaching that number is important because getting on bestseller lists creates the buzz that will give a movement traction. So why are we supporting it? As Mr. Fuller says, "The actual goal is not to sell a book, but to spread the idea that dignity is a non-negotiable, inviolate, universal right."
If you have access, you can see Mr. Fuller discuss All Rise on C-Span's "Washington Journal" on Monday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
ALL RISE concludes with a list of specific actions people can take to
advance human dignity. To amplify this call to action, please consider
purchasing your own copy of this book, and when you do, start your purchase here, so BookCrossing can receive "click-through" credit!
Click here for the website of the Dignity Movement.