Type-in + Author Signing + Give Away
Posted September 16, 2014on:
I do not think it is possible to cram any more cool bookish stuff into one day. This past Saturday, I started my day at BookBug bookstore, for my friend Andy’s Type-In. Andy collects manual typewriters, at last count he has over twenty. A Type-In is where a bunch of type writer aficionados bring their babies somewhere and show ’em off. And then there’s me, walking around typing up postcards and asking “how do I do an exclamation point? I made a mistake! how do I backspace?” I was a <sarcasm>genius</sarcasm> I forgot my really cool postcards at home. Luckily, Andy brought some, and his had cool Type-In logos and bookstore images on them! I better tell my parents to watch their mail box.
A couple of hours later, I drove five minutes down the road to Kazoo Books for the Jim C. Hines and Tobias Buckell book signing! I wish I’d gotten a photo of the table covered in Toby and Jim’s books, it was a beautiful display (and pretty empty a few hours later).
Jim and Toby have known each other since the beginning of their careers, it was wonderful to just listen to them talk about the challenges and pressures they faced as their careers took off, different types of projects they’ve worked on and are working on, adventures in bookstore signings, how “being an author as a single guy” is pretty different from “being an author as a Dad”, among other things. There was lots of laughing and fist bumping happening. It was a wonderful afternoon. Toby signed my copy of Hurricane Fever, and since I already have signed copies of Jim’s books, I had him sign a paperback of Libriomancer for me to use as as a give away! He even put a sooper seekrit message in it!
Woohoo, Give Away!
This is a give away for a Signed paperback copy of Jim C. Hines’ Libriomancer, the first book in his Magic Ex Libris series (Book three, Unbound, is due in early 2015). Read the first chapter of Libriomancer here, and check out my review if you want.
rules are the same as always:
1. This is US only give away. (Sorry international friends, and folks living on the International Space Station, but it just costs too much for me to ship you books)
2. give away closes a week from now, on Tues Sept 23rd at midnight
3. to enter, leave a comment below, and if I don’t already have your e-mail address, please include a method to reach you (e-mail, twitter, etc).