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Susan Littlefield
07-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Hi everyone:

Here is a You Tube video on the future of books signings. Has this ever happened to any of you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZoJ5OKmEJY

LOG
07-22-2010, 09:30 PM
Ouch.
I can see that happening though, and honestly, more than one book is probably necessary before anyone really knows you.

M.R.J. Le Blanc
07-22-2010, 11:12 PM
This is why I'd rather stick to virtual blog tours instead of book signings. At least in the beginning or if I have a huge publisher arranging it. I think the one commenter who said that his sales have probably improved since he posted the vid might be right, and it did take guts to post it like that.

friendlyhobo
07-22-2010, 11:23 PM
...this video makes me want to check out his books.

jvc
07-22-2010, 11:24 PM
Yep, that is gonna be me that is. Poor guy. But at least he's getting more sales now the youtube song is a hit. :D

Ineti
07-22-2010, 11:27 PM
Hi everyone:

Here is a You Tube video on the future of books signings. Has this ever happened to any of you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZoJ5OKmEJY

Haha, some of my writing groups got that link and enjoyed it because it's largely true. A fellow writer and I were at a sci-fi convention and we were sitting next to Peter David and Keith DeCandido. We had a couple short stories each and those two guys had their dozens of novels and other publishing endeavors, so it was an amusing experience. Gotta roll with it.

Shadow_Ferret
07-22-2010, 11:36 PM
I wonder when that video game out because he has published a couple dozen books since the Detective was released in 1987.

Paranormal_Writer
07-23-2010, 12:05 AM
Oh my god that is so scary! Has anyone here ever had an experience like that?

Good for him in seeing the funny side though.

Eddyz Aquila
07-23-2010, 01:46 AM
That video surely sold at least another 5000 books, considering it has around 45000 views and counting.

This video has to be shown to everyone who tries to quit.

Susan Littlefield
07-23-2010, 04:42 AM
I took it at the juxtaposition of parody and truth. After all, I've heard of writers showing up for signing and having nobody but friends and family there. Yet, this guys shows a sense of humor making such a creative video.

I like it. I want to know who this guy is and read a few of his books!

Tepelus
07-23-2010, 04:55 AM
Awww...poor guy! The song is funny, though.

Celia Cyanide
07-23-2010, 04:58 AM
Oh, that was so funny! Thanks for sharing!