And I’m feeling pretty good. ;-) Can’t wait to see some of you tonight at Jo-Beth out at the mall in Charlotte. If you’ve ever been to one of my signings, you know I’ve got a bunny cam which I send down the line for you to take pictures while you’re waiting. Pictures of your shoes, your buddies, the war-torn books you’ve brought for me to sign, anything. Well, this year, I’m going to “engage” the YouTube button and if you want, you can take 10-15 second videos of whatever to go up on the website. (yay) Should be fun . . . Just keep it short. -laugh-
*** Just got a link to itunes for the enhanced version, and wanted to pass it on ***
And if you want a sneak peek on your Itouch/Iphone . . .
Signing etiquette: It varies from store to store, but this is what I like to do. Because of long lines and long series, I’ve had to start to structure how to handle those of you who bring in the entire series and anthologies for my signature. I will happily autograph with your name and a little note two books and just put my name on the rest. Or you can get back in line for another two with personalized notes, or bring your friends and have me sign/personalize with a note two for you through them. It’s the note that slows things down, and I can sign my name all friggen day long and not get tired. -laugh-
Most stores do not mind if you bring in books that you have purchased elsewhere, but if you do, they appreciate it if you buy something, anything, while you are there. The cold fact is that if they don’t make sales while I’m there, they likely won’t ask me back, so please take the time to acknowledge that they have invested a bit of money in asking me to visit your area if you are not purchasing BLACK MAGIC SANCTION at the event. It doesn’t have to be my book, but trust me, they keep track of sales during an event.
Geeks of doom have the book trailer up today. Geeks of doom. Promise this time.
And a little something kind of cool. If you’ve been around on the blog for any time, you’ll probably know that before I wrote urban fantasy as Kim Harrison, I wrote more traditional fantasy under Dawn Cook. They are reissuing my earlier work this spring, and the Truth books are set for a rapid release, one a month until all four are out. (Princess books to follow) I talk about why at Ace’s blog today. And you can get a glimpse of the new covers. Dang, they are nice. The originals were beautiful, too. One word of warning. If you are planning on picking these up, thinking they are Rachel in a pre-industrial setting with a walking stick and a pet bird, you will be sadly disappointed. This is not urban fantasy, and it has a completely different pacing and style. But, if you’re looking for a more traditional “Tolkien” like fantasy spanning continents and years, with a new magic system, new characters, and a new love story, then this might be it. -happy sigh- I really liked the Truth books, and I’m thrilled they are going to be given a new chance to find their audience again. Dawn Cook Essay