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Yes, I agreed to sign all 1,500 copies of Agent to the Stars. But Hoppin’ Jesus in a Sequined Vest! I didn’t realize what 1,500 copies meant until a freakin’ huge box appeared at my door today, with 1,500 actual pages to sign. That’s three reams of paper. And I’ve got to do it all […]

Yes, I agreed to sign all 1,500 copies of Agent to the Stars. But Hoppin’ Jesus in a Sequined Vest! I didn’t realize what 1,500 copies meant until a freakin’ huge box appeared at my door today, with 1,500 actual pages to sign. That’s three reams of paper. And I’ve got to do it all in the next several days.

All I can say is this book damn well better sell out. I’m scribbling myself into crippling tendonitis, here. (Buy it from Subterranean Press! Or Amazon! Really, either way).

And now I’m off to find some pens.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

20 replies on “Holy Crap!”

Oh, good grief. Get a blinkin’ signature stamp, already. My feeling has always been, somebody spends, what, a year or two writing a book, why in the ever lovin’ blue-eyed world is it better if he signs it? Never has made sense to me. Tendonitis makes it harder to write the next book, which is probably what you should be doing.

Orbit made me do that for the British edition of THE RISEN EMPIRE. And it’s really boring, but I found out that they don’t actually, you know, check them all. So you can sign ones in the middle different, you know? Like, “Mitzy Gainer,” or “Satan.” And then some dude buys the book, and it BLOWS HIS MIND!

(Insert Beavis chortle here. Or was that Butthead?)

“why in the ever lovin’ blue-eyed world is it better if he signs it?”

Well, geez…everyone knows that “successful writer cooties” are only transmissable through direct contact. That’s why they get bumped into so much at the cons.

Mr Scalzi, count the sheets, would you? Neil Gaiman’s mentioned that he signed and signed and signed, and then found out that there were many more sheets in the box(es) than the publisher needed. Though I’m sure Bill Schafer wouldn’t do that.

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