Monday, May 2, 2016

The Author is the Last to Know

 I realize the wife is usually the last to know, but I never suspected I would be the last to know that my literary masterpiece is actually stocked in my local Barnes and Noble. Thanks to the daughter of my friend Robin who happened to be perusing the book store this weekend, and spotted my book in the local authors section, the secret is out!
 
So about a month ago I contacted my local B&N to inquire how to get my book on their shelf. I was told to send the community business manager an email detailing my contributions to the community and to explain how my book would be a good fit. I did so, but never received a confirmation that my book would be on the shelves. Hey, guess my stints as PTA President of two different schools really paid off huh? Whatever the reason, I made the cut and it was really exciting to walk in and see my drivel in a real book store!
How about the nice gentleman who remembered Uncle Jeffy from buying me a "big print" book asking me to sign a couple of copies? I don't know if I should take that as a compliment that he asked me to autograph some books, or be embarrassed that he remembered my husband purchased a gift for me six months ago that was in big print 'cause I'm freakin' old as dirt? Oh well, at least I didn't have to break out my bifocals to sign my own name.
 
And to celebrate being "in the know", I went home and had me a big ol' Debosa. HAH, now y'all know that ain't true. I finished off the whole damn bottle.
 
 
 
 


22 comments:

  1. Last time I talked to B&N about putting anything of mine in the store, they were all like, "We don't take up our space with local authors." That was years ago, though.

    Congrats!

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    1. Thank you. Marketing the book is much harder than actually writing.

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  2. Congratulations! When you are all rich and famous will you remember the rest of us as early supporters or just "those people"? It's okay. We understand.

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    1. Oh yea, "those people" will always keep it real.

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  3. Congratulations, that's a nice discovery. When I am in the Port City again, I'll have to check out your book!

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  4. Congrats!!! I am sure that is great fun seeing your book in all it's glory in the B&N. I hope it flies off the shelf. (seriously..you look the polar opposite of old!)

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  5. Congrats. That is awesome indeed. Well on your way to being rich and famous haha the bills need big numbers on them after all for you to see.

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  6. Such bliss, isn't it? :)
    And it will never get old. I still feel weird when I walk through a bookstore or a bookfair and like half of them books are my translations

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  7. I once talked to them about putting in a big book of nothing but Richard Simmons photos, but they told me that would be a crime against humanity.

    Congrats on your book, I'll have to see if I can find yours in mine.

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  8. How exciting!!! Congratulations!

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  9. Amazing! Congratulations to you. That must be such an exciting experience.

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  10. Wow...that's so exciting!!! And the autograph was totally a compliment.

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  11. heartiest congrats dear ,glad you felt peace this way

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