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.
I really miss you on the GB program. Hopefully you’ll be on more. Glenn needs much more funny and a lot less WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE IN A FIRE!!
Keep up the great work!
Typical demanding author, expecting a publicist to be around to promote your book.
[ If I was Bukowksi something would have been set on fire by now. -B. ]
That is a great shirt, don’t listen to anyone else who says differently. Also, how can your wife hate beer? Next she’ll be saying she dislikes vodka, pierogi and bigos.
…Maybe it’s the beer you buy? Concerned readers would like to see a photo the inside of your refrigerator. Don’t fake it, you know we’re an intelligent bunch who will be able to spot stand-in beers.
Hey! I’ve got that color shirt (I think, or it is very similar), too! It is my favorite blue shirt.
I love the disclaimer on the figures slide: “survey may lack scientific integrity.”
And, because Glenn isn’t that funny, I’ll assume you told him to gesture and mouth, “I wrote that myself.” And if you didn’t tell him… he must have actually written it himself — CIA operatives do need to be able to type… conclusive proof!
Since you’re being upfront, it’d be nice to see how your book sales spiked up after your Beck appearance. And maybe a comparison on your Sitemeter stats before and after the appearance. Then create a projections on how it could have been if your Publicist wasn’t on holiday. then… i’ve gone crosseyed.
[ Numbers come in on Wednesdays, apparently. But I just learned they’re printing more books. That’s a good sign after a week. -B. ]