Week 33

Weekly Sketch

A detective stumbles upon a grizzly crime. But which one is the detective. You decide?

When I used to work in a public library there was one kid who would come in every week and always asked at the counter if there were any new ‘choose your own adventure books.

Choose Your Own Adventure started in 1979, which makes them as old as me. They were the first publishing effort of a new division at Bantam Books aimed at younger readers.  The series had small sales until someone in marketing had the idea to seed 100,000 books in libraries across the US. Between 1979-1999, the series sold over 250 million copies worldwide and was translated into 38 languages.  The original CYOA series contained 184 titles. It goes to show that people don’t like being told what to do and value making there own judgements.

 

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