Blurb Requests for 2014 and Convention GoH Invites for 2015: Full Up
Posted on September 30, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
A quick note for people wanting to request book blurbs from me, or to invite me to be a GoH for a convention in 2015:
I unfortunately have no more time to read for blurbing through the end of the year (on account of a book to finish plus many other commitments). Also, my 2015 convention calendar is full up and I can’t accept any more GoH invites for next year. Thank you for thinking of me, however.
Also, with regard to blurbs, this is a good time to remind people of my blurb policy, specifically the part where it says that I will turn down direct blurb requests from authors. They must be routed through an editor, publicist or publisher. I’m totally serious about this, folks.
Sooo…what are your 2015 GoH gigs?
This just made me think someone needs to open a new marketing line of authors blurbing other author’s convention appearances.
“New York Comic Con presents Patrick Rothfuss! ‘The most epic beard I’ve ever known’ -John Scalzi”
I will be posting them soon. I’m not doing as many next year because my schedule is busy with other commitments.
Do you have a compilation of your blurbs like you do for The Name of My Next Band? I searched Whatever and came up dry.
I would really really really hate to be so successful and in demand I had to *schedule* my reading. (I know you said for blurbing purposes, but still)
One of the best blurbs I know was attributed to Groucho Marx:
“From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend on reading it.”
Would you blurb my 4th wedding anniversary on Thursday?
Details on a certain weekend in 2016 have already been sent….