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Chickens in the Headlights
« on: May 25, 2005, 11:43:10 AM »
Well, I've just set up my first book signing, although it is clear down south.  I'll be in St. George, June 11th at the Seagull Book and Tape.  I assume around lunch time.

I have strong feelings about book signings, most of them bad.  :)  I posted my complete thoughts over on my blog, the article called, "I'm the Moron Sitting at the Table".

http://chickenarmpits.blogspot.com/

Anyway, I will be signing just about every Saturday after that for the next 6 weeks, so if anybody wants to get in their quota of heckling, I'll be available.  I'll post when I'll be where as I hear...
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 11:59:10 AM »
you got the book yet? or is it not till next month that it hits shelves?

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 12:04:14 PM »
Will there be another author at the signing that you can talk to?

At the UVSC Conference on Children's Lit, I went to a class on marketing (for when I get published--it's good to start preparing early  ;)). All the authors agreed that book signings are important, but boring, and at times embarrassing. The general consensus was that you should do it in pairs, so that even if no one comes up to your table, you have someone to talk to, and you don't look too pathetic.

Book signings sound like so much fun. I can't wait.

Well, good luck!  ;D
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 12:19:48 PM »
They said the book is coming any day now, and when it does they will ship it to stores.  Supposedly by June 1 it will be on shelves.

Yeah.  A second person could be nice at a signing, though HOM had a bad experience with that once.   I've thought about hiring some 'roadies' to kind of browse the books, and then when somebody comes in, they all jump in line.  That way I don't have to make eye contact with the new customers, and they can approach without feeling like I'm going to use high pressure sales techniques.  :)



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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 12:22:24 PM »
Even better than roadies are screaming fan girls. I'd do it, except I'm in school and have class in the afternoon and I wouldn't want to make EUOL jealous.  ;)
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 12:29:13 PM »
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and I wouldn't want to make EUOL jealous.  ;)

Yeah, you want to save that for when he isn't paying enough attention to you

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005, 01:18:06 PM »
Or when you just want new toys.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005, 01:26:34 PM »
Toys?! I like toys! What kind of toys?
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 01:44:22 PM »
Oh you know the kind. Ones that he thinks are really rather cool or useful, and wherein you find them as just some odd sort of nicknacks. You know, like a pencil with a troll on the end.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 01:52:22 PM »
If the troll was alive that could be useful. If the troll could do math that would be very useful. If the troll could tell me how to make money in the stockmarket that would be unsurpassingly useful.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2005, 02:00:14 PM »
Yes, but you see. All this troll does is sit at the end of your pencil, where an eraser should be, and stare at you. Happily I might add. So, now what is this troll to you?
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2005, 02:06:24 PM »
It all depends on the hair color of said troll, and if you can chew on his head while you are thinking, without the troll screaming out in pain.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2005, 02:06:47 PM »
Uh...an odd sort of nicknack.  ;D
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2005, 08:10:36 AM »
I have one of those.

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2005, 01:51:48 PM »
I remember those trolls.  We used to spin the pencils in our hands as fast as we could so their hair would fly out and be stuck in wild disarray.

Then one of the guys on my team when we went to Iraq looked exactly like one of those troll dolls.  It was uncanny.  He hated it when we pointed it out to people, so much so that we could tell that we weren't the first to notice the resemblance.  He was a loser anyway so we jibed him unmercifully.
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