Having a TV personality plug your book is an author’s dream come true. Having him tell people to go to a library to read it? Not as much, but still it’s mostly music to your ears.
One thing I have learned is that as soon as you have a media appearance like this you forward it to your publicist. They in turn notify their sales force which then knows to tell their book buyers “Oh, so-and-so was on such-and-such last night” – the idea being the buyers then anticipate increased sales and buy more books. So, I dutifully forwarded the clip to my publicist… and received an out-of-office reply. She’s gone until Tuesday the 29th – when the book comes out. Now, this is my first book launch so maybe I’m missing something but I have to wonder if it’s normal that the publicist takes off right before the book release. It feels the same as an actor taking off during rehearsals and saying, “See you on opening night!”
I was really excited for the television debut of my new Bright Blue Shirt. I had been looking for this exact color shirt for a long time. My wife took one look at it and said it looked like I worked for Best Buy.
Still, I love my Bright Blue Shirt and hope that one day my wife will see the light. I’ve accepted the fact that she hates beer and doesn’t care about Battlestar Galactica the way I do, but I really would like her to reconsider the shirt.