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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2005, 03:11:32 PM »
I feel like a new papa.

This morning, I held in my new book in my grubby little hands.  It's still not out in stores, and I still haven't received my author's copy, but I managed to track one down.

I've been stopping by Seagull Book stores now for about a week.  Asking different sales folks if they happened to have a book called Chickens in the Headlights.  The answer has always been, “I think it's coming out soon, but we don't have it yet.”

Well, today I talked to somebody who said something different.  I was at the Logan Seagull Book, and the answer came, “We don't have it yet, but I hope it comes soon, that book is hilarious!”

Wait.  I didn't know this guy.  Sure, my family and some friends have read the book, but if the book wasn't out, how did he know it was funny?

I inquired, and he informed me that they had gotten was is apparently called a 'demo copy'.  I guess the stores get advanced copies, the clerks can read them, then suggest the books to whomever they think might like them.

Well, now I felt a little silly, but I couldn't leave the store without seeing 'my baby'.  I stammered out something about feeling dumb, but I was the guy that wrote the book, and if he would let me just take a peek at it I would be forever grateful.

He was very kind.  He let me hold it, flip through the pages, tuck it back into the shelf.  He also told me to check back this afternoon, since they are getting a shipment today.

Little does he know I'm camped out in his parking lot, watching for a big brown truck.

I haven't acted this much like a kid on Christmas morning since...  Well, since Dec. 25, 1980.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2005, 03:41:43 PM »
heh. yeah, I looked for it on Monday at the LDS bookstore out here, but I didn't see it.

I was wondering, how you handleing signed copies for your budding fan base here on the forums?

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2005, 04:11:51 PM »
Whatever works best...  I can probably just get a copy here, and mail it to you.  You can e-mail me and let me know...
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2005, 05:15:20 PM »
I stopped by the Seagull in West Jordan yesterday, just to look for it.  It wasn't there.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2005, 05:31:38 PM »
Congratulations!
All Saiyuki fans should check out Dazzle! Emotionally wrenching action-adventure and quirky humor! (At least read chapter 6 and tell me if you're not hooked.) Volume 10 out now!

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2005, 07:53:06 PM »
I just bought a copy of my book, and I've been gushing like a new dad.  I'm sure I'll feel silly about it tomorrow, but today it's fun.

I think Covenant did a nice job.  The cover looks good, Kerry Blair wrote a very nice blurb on the jacket, and they quoted one of my favorite parts on the back of the book.

All in all, I'm pleased.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2005, 11:48:46 PM »
You guys should start providing cover quotes for each other's books.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2005, 12:49:16 AM »
You know, the marketing person told HOM that anything he could do to get his name out there was a good thing.  I'm thinking that HOM and I should go stage a drunken brawl in a seedy bar.  The newspapers would read something like;

"Robison Wells and Matthew Buckley were arrested in a local bar after a violent scuffle that left both of them slightly winded.  They made no statements.  Witness said they kept shouting the names of their respective books, over and over again."

Yeah, that would work.
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2005, 01:14:28 AM »
Is it time for a Matthew Buckley thread in the Local Authors' forum yet?

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2005, 09:19:52 AM »
well, a thread here until we start seeing several active threads for Matthew Buckley.

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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2005, 11:18:58 AM »
Kerry Blair has a blurb?  Is mine not there?
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2005, 11:21:32 AM »
No...  I was kind of bummed about that.  I guess they only 'had room' for one.   :(  
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2005, 12:31:37 PM »
That's crap...  I read that book for nothing!   ;)
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2005, 12:37:51 PM »
You actually read a book before giving it a quote?

Just state it's the most exciting book of X genre to come out in recent years, comment on a random aspect you liked then sign it.

No need to read, y'see. :P
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Re: Chickens in the Headlights
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2005, 02:00:57 PM »
LOL...

Wait a minute, that is exactly what he wrote!

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