Daily Archives: September 5, 2006

How to Make an Author Feel Special, Book Seller Division

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Sending him a congratulatory card and really excellent chocolates is a fine way to do it. I mean, really, how cool is that? I wish more book sellers would send me really excellent chocolate. Hint, hint.

(This is the book seller who was kind enough to pass along these good thoughts and chocolates, incidentally, and this is where you can get some of these chocolates for your own. They make their chocolates right there in the shop, and I’ll vouch for it being the good stuff. Yeah, chocolate from Kokomo, Indiana. Who knew? Well, now you do.)

Back to book writing for me. Yes, I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. If only the end of the tunnel would just stop moving.

Signed Editions of OMW & TGB, With Free (US) Shipping!

A bit of self-pimpery here:

If you’ve been hankering for a signed copy of Old Man’s War or The Ghost Brigades but have despaired that my “hiding out in rural America” ways will keep your dreams forever unfulfilled, or something like that, there’s good news! The superultramegafabulous folks at Borderlands Books have a bunch of signed copies of both Old Man’s War (in trade paperback) and The Ghost Brigades (in hardcover) ready to sell you — and if you buy them in the month of September (that’s now!) Borderlands will cover the shipping costs within the US. These are books I signed at Worldcon this year, so they are filled with my Campbell Award-winning squee. And you know how you love that.

If you’re interested in getting one of these signed editions from Borderlands Books, here’s what you do: Send them an e-mail at orders@borderlands-books.com and write “Scalzi said to ask you about the signed editions. And also about the monkey.” The first part will get you information about the price and availability of the books; the second part will merely confuse them, because there was no monkey. At least, not one that was caught on camera. That was just a fan in a monkey suit. Ask the forensics people. They’ll tell you.

The monkey says I should stop talking about him now.

Seriously, Borderlands is one of my favorite bookstores, so I’m really happy to point you guys to them for these signed copies. Buy other stuff from them too. Because, you know. You want to. Deep in your heart. Yes, it told me. We talk, your heart and I. It says “Buy books from Borderlands. Call your high-school sweetheart. And ease up on the bacon.” Now you know.

Also, supplies really are limited, so if you want one of these signed copies of OMW or TGB, sooner would be better than later. I’m just saying.

Thus ends the self-pimpery. I thank you. The monkey thanks you.

Signed Editions of OMW & TGB, With Free (US) Shipping!

A bit of self-pimpery here:

If you’ve been hankering for a signed copy of Old Man’s War or The Ghost Brigades but have despaired that my “hiding out in rural America” ways will keep your dreams forever unfulfilled, or something like that, there’s good news! The superultramegafabulous folks at Borderlands Books have a bunch of signed copies of both Old Man’s War (in trade paperback) and The Ghost Brigades (in hardcover) ready to sell you — and if you buy them in the month of September (that’s now!) Borderlands will cover the shipping costs within the US. These are books I signed at Worldcon this year, so they are filled with my Campbell Award-winning squee. And you know how you love that.

If you’re interested in getting one of these signed editions from Borderlands Books, here’s what you do: Send them an e-mail at orders@borderlands-books.com and write “Scalzi said to ask you about the signed editions. And also about the monkey.” The first part will get you information about the price and availability of the books; the second part will merely confuse them, because there was no monkey. At least, not one that was caught on camera. That was just a fan in a monkey suit. Ask the forensics people. They’ll tell you.

The monkey says I should stop talking about him now.

Seriously, Borderlands is one of my favorite bookstores, so I’m really happy to point you guys to them for these signed copies. Buy other stuff from them too. Because, you know. You want to. Deep in your heart. Yes, it told me. We talk, your heart and I. It says “Buy books from Borderlands. Call your high-school sweetheart. And ease up on the bacon.” Now you know.

Also, supplies really are limited, so if you want one of these signed copies of OMW or TGB, sooner would be better than later. I’m just saying.

Thus ends the self-pimpery. I thank you. The monkey thanks you.