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The Twelve Book Trade Days of Christmas

By Roger Tagholm

On the first day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
A tablet in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Two combined groups,
And a Kindle in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a GlowLight in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Nexus in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Surface in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Samsung in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Seven apps-a costing,
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Kobo in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
the book trade sent to me
Eight mums a-blogging,
Seven apps a-costing,
Six chains a- closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Playbook in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine imprints copying,
Eight mums a-blogging,
Seven apps a-costing,
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Sony in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten pubs a-porning,
Nine imprints copying,
Eight mums a-blogging,
Seven apps a-costing,
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And a Lumia in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven direct routings,
Ten pubs a-porning,
Nine imprints copying,
Eight mums a-blogging,
Seven apps a-costing,
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And an iPad in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve Justice rulings,
Eleven direct routings,
Ten pubs a-porning,
Nine imprints copying,
Eight mums a-blogging,
Seven apps a-costing,
Six chains a-closing,
Five authors’ tweets,
Four agents’ bleats,
Three tense Eds,
Two combined groups,
And old Am’zon owns the pear tree!!

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