March 14, 2005

A quick reminder

Hey! Don't forget about my reading tomorrow night (tonight, if you're reading this on Tuesday).

If you're wondering how last week's reading was, I think my performance was pretty good (despite a few missed chords on the songs), and certainly the people in the audience seemed to be enjoying themselves. There could have been more people in the audience, but whaddaya gonna do. I've performed for larger groups who paid no attention to me at all, and let me tell you, I reeeeally prefer performing for a small group that's actually listening to me. But a massively huge audience that's actually listening to me would be even better! So come on out, if you can.

And if you've bought my book and like it enough to help proselytize on my behalf, remember: word of mouth sells books. (Word of megaphone is even better, and word of holy-crap-what-is-that-painted-on-the-side-of-that-building-is-that-a-giant-book-cover-that-can-be-seen-from-two-miles-away is better still.) So tell people about it, lend it out, write an Amazon review, go, go, fly, my minions, let the wild publicity rumpus begin!

Posted by Francis at 08:16 PM | TrackBack

Uc did a great authentic-pronunciation reading of Carry Huge Coffee Saturday night. If you do any readings in Boston, that would be an interesting addition.

Posted by: saphir at March 15, 2005 10:04 AM

I would be delighted to have Ucaoimhu as a guest reader. (He earned his special thanks in the book, incidentally, by helping me better approximate Chaucerian English in that very poem.)

Posted by: Francis at March 15, 2005 10:40 AM

I work at the wrong end of the book biz (i.e. in a retail situation), and I've only just learned about your apparently-brilliant book today, thanks to Ingram Book Company featuring it belatedly on the cover of their April trade magazine. I will immediately order myself a copy, and perhaps you can hope that other bookstore drones will do the same. By the way, I'm just digging into your blog here and finding good, witty stuff. (The cartoons remind me a little bit of my own efforts back in the 80's, a golden age when the New Yorker still gave us the courtesy of hard-copy rejection letters suitable for doctoring; yours are better, though.)

Posted by: Jonathan Caws-Elwitt at March 15, 2005 05:55 PM
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