So according to Amazon.com, Playthings of the Past is a number one best seller. It is a number one best seller in a category that only has 45 other books in it, but that still makes it a number one best seller and me a number one best selling author.
This got me thinking about what competition was out there, so I investigated the category in which I was number one and found these other awesome books.
Toy Time looks like a really great book. I haven’t read it, but I’ve looked through the table of contents and I can tell that the author covers a ton of great toys.
I read Transformers: Memories from Childhood over the summer. It was short and fun. I highly recommend it.
Totally Tubular Toys of the 80s has lots of great pictures and focuses on my favorite period of toy history (which I hope to write more about soon in an upcoming book!).
Even my daughter loves Just Can’t Get Enough. It has lots of great pictures as well and is designed like a Trapper Keeper.
And finally, Playing With Toys is a collection of chapters about toys and toy-related memories editted by Christopher Tupa, the artist who did the covers of Anesthetized and Playthings of the Past. I have a chapter in it as well. It isn’t on Amazon.com, but it is on Smashwords and is free!