As an aspiring author it’s always exciting to be quoted just about anywhere. It is assuring that all that work with your book was not for nothing. That you at least got some recognition for the effort made. We all know how many books we buy is not equal to the books actually being read.
My Swedish edition of the book has got some recognition since its initial release in 2014. Until now the English edition has had a bit more obscure existence even though it has sold better than I expected.
Yesterday, after some vanity-searching on Google I found out that Buffer wrote an article on The Chicago Tribune – “14 quotes that celebrate a more accessible world”.
“When speaking of disabilities, the blind and their needs are most often used as an example. It is deceivingly simplistic since accessibility is something most of the population can benefit from.”
– Marcus Österberg, Web Strategy for Everyone
Most startlingly is the names of the others they chose to quote. Among others are my personal hero in usability, Steve Krug, author of the magnificent book Don’t Make Me Think. Also, the creator of the Web is quoted, Tim Berners-Lee. To top it off we also find Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist perhaps most famous for his work on cosmology.
Maybe the book, Web Strategy for Everyone, contains more quote-worthy passages. Find out for yourself, it’s available in print, PDF and E-book at my publisher Intranätverk