Monday, October 30, 2006

The glamor of it all

Last week I drove to the warehouse of a book distributor in Poughkeepsie, New York, to sign about 200 copies of The American Story. Here you see some of the stacks of books awaiting my John Hancock.
Thanks to my friends at Bookstream, most of them were presold, meaning their book store accounts had already ordered them, mainly for holiday sales.
By the way, my favorite pen for signing color printed books -- most authors/illustrators will agree, by the way -- is the Sharpie. This year saw the debut of the click Sharpie, a retractable. In other words, you don't lose the cap. That pen just glides over glossy paper like a penguin on ice. I got through all 200+ books in about 35 minutes.
I've used up two click Sharpies so far signing The American Story. (The red one and the navy blue one. Patriotic, get it?)

Hmm... I wonder if there's a product endorsement in it for me? Best Blogger Tips
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Kris said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying the chronicles of your book tour, but wanted to concur: Sharpies ROCK! ;-)

Don Tate II said...

Looks/sounds like so much fun!