I’m reporting live from the Florence Festival of Books, where I arrived to find a crowd waiting at my booth! I should mention it also happenes to be located next to the restrooms. Apparently, someone had forgotten to unlock the door, so the crowd quickly dissipated once the janitor showed up. Still, I have gotten one pre-order, which I think is a reflection of may marketing savvy…
As an extra enticement, I am offering a bite from the corners for anyone who orders two or more copies of Humor at the Speed of Life. Needless to say, I expect those corners to go fast.
I will be bringing you live updates throughout the day, using my scone as a measure of my success. If you’re in Florence this afternoon, stop by for my reading at 3 p.m. If you’re not in Florence, start driving now…
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You didn’t mention here what your book is!
I told you I stink at self promotion!! It’s called Humor at the Speed of Life and it comes out in December 😉
Yay, for the pre-order! You’re on your way. Congrats. I hope the scone goes fast!
I hate to say it, but it’s starting to look good to me. I better be careful I don’t eat my marketing tool…
I tried to get my bite of your scone, but only managed to hurt my nose on the monitor. Can I take back my pre-order?
Sorry, my screen is cracked now, so you’re obligated.
Oh, sure, it’s MY fault…
Hey Ned is that the book cover with you on the race car.
That’s the working cover, but for the most part yes. And I did all my own stunt work. Just saying…
And, um, how do we non-Florenzos pre-order? (Sheesh!)
Florenzos… Um, you know we’re not in Florence Italy, right? 😉
Ross, I’ll put you down and take a bite of scone…
can we get a live feed, like the nfl draft? on a hot channel like espn 14 or cspan7. perhaps someone taking cuts in the bathroom line, a rogue scone-nibbler, someone with a paper cut from a page of your invisible book,etc, any exciting action shots would be welcomed. ps – i would like to be the color commentary person if you are hiring. hey, if a spelling bee can get on espn, why not an invisible book promo event? that’s what i always say –
Hahaha! I’m working on the live feed as we speak! In fact, I just finished a cheeseburger and some chips…
I need an autographed one as I previously mentioned. Seriously 🙂 Please take another bite of your scone 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the day! Very exciting!!
This marketing plan could make me fat 😉
LOL! Maybe switch to celery sticks?? I hear they’re mostly water 😉
Great, then I’ll have to pee!
It will take me days to drive to Florence. Can you guarantee that the bathroom will still be open when I get there?
I can’t make any promises. But I will leave a large mason jar behind the fake palm tree next to the commode.
Speaking of commodes, the one behind The Door should work just fine – unless, of course, you’d consider that sacrilege.
Sacrilege… I suppose it depends on what you leave in there…
Exciting – a new book to read.
Thanks, Piper 😉
Do I have to give you a scone to get an autographed copy delivered by Juan on his new mule?
Of course not. But first, I need to find Juan. I think he’s the one who took a bite from my scone…
If he takes my copy of your book, he may not make it back!!
Oh good God, I am really becoming a Ned blog groupie! Must be my addictive personality. I’m addicted to damned funny and brilliance. Good luck with the promotions.
Thank you so much! I’ve been waiting 15 years to have a groupie to send a shirt to.
Size medium, please.
and i am interested in applying for the roadie position. not good with tech or heavy lifting, but i can wear a mean black t-shirt like nobody’s business
Lol! If I ever leave Oregon, I’ll be in touch!
LOL I must insist on my own scone!
I tried saving a corner for you.
Blueberry please and I am being polite here LOL
Lol! Well, it’s cranberry. But if I hold onto it long enough, it’ll eventually turn blue..?
Oh we have jokes! Well this is just proof you are an excellent writer/communicator. (I mean this!) Just sayin’ LOL BTW I do enjoy your posts…even though I dont know if I would want to eat a scone now.
I don’t blame you. It might be time to switch to crumpets. I hear they last forever.
Is it true that Tipper Gore wants to speak to you about your book?
Yes, although you weren’t supposed to know about that. And she said You specifically.
Geez (sorry, Tipper) you are good.
Sorry, I don’t know what her problem is. Something about Global Warming and your reckless participation in all-you-can eat burrito night…? I’ll get to the bottom of it..
Um, probably a poor choice of words.
Don’t tell Al this, but she thinks I invented the internet (wink, wink).
Only one piece of advise. Get more scones…
Things really got rolling after lunch, when I threw in my half-eaten hamburger…
Can only imagine.
It’s probably better if you don’t. It was pandemonium — the burger had bacon on it.
Oh my…that’s ghastly…
I just want a lick. Scones are too dry for my crumply old teeth.
Uh, color me stupid but how do I pre-order? I want to purchase an autographed copy for me (personalized, of course) and one for a blog contest (also personalized in quite a wacky way).
Hey, Marla! That can be arranged 😉
(The autographed copies, I mean. Not the scone…)