Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Signings, Website and Stuff

Hi guys! In case Jim and anyone else are out there looking (and I hope you are!).

First, thanks for stopping by and for the comments. I appreciate it!

Hi Candy R! Glad you liked the book. Hope you came back and read my response under comments.

Hunter is now out pretty much everywhere, but we still don't have the TOR copies. Weird, definitely weird. The only reason I mention it is that we have a signing scheduled this Saturday at Hastings in San Angelo, TX and due to a paperwork snafoo the manager didn't think we were coming, didn't order extra books, and (I assume) didn't do any promotion for it. So, normally we'd bring a bunch of our copies in case. But we don't have very many right now. We bought some to send out to contests, etc. but they got sent. We can do book plates, but that's really not nearly as nice as signing actual books. Ugh. I do know that on the following Saturday, at Waldenbooks in San Angelo, they have ordered 40 additional copies just for the signing (and they have a pretty good stock on hand already). So that should be OK.

Anyway, the way it's lined up is:

Hastings Bookstore, San Angelo, TX - December 11, 2004, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Waldenbooks, Sunset Mall, San Angelo, TX - December 18, 2004, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

I went to Waldenbooks, looked at the displays. It is just so COOL to be on the sales rack with the "big names." The clerk told me that they're pushing us to all the LKH fans. Good news. They were very excited about the signing, and generally really helpful. I like them very much and hope (really really hope) that the signing goes well for them. With Road to Riches we've had signings that did gangbuster business, and others that didn't do well at all. You never know. I want us to do well.

We may know tomorrow about the USA Today bestseller list. Cross your fingers. I want it SOOOOOO bad. But wanting and getting can be two different things.

We're revising the website. The way it is now isn't working as well as we'd like. We have too many publications coming out now, and there is too much written information. Things are getting "lost" in the clutter. So we're redesigning. Actually, we discussed what we want and Cathy is redesigning. We have very different visual tastes, so we're both a little tentative about making it work, but it's worth a try. We're also considering setting up another site accessable by link that has nonpublished work -- serials, a few short stories, things that we don't expect to market, but that we would like to have any potential fans have access to. For example, I wrote an inspirational piece with my brother and sister that I haven't finished or marketed yet called "Letters to My Child" that has all the things I tried to teach my son in it (and things they wanted to pass on to their kids as well). It might be marketable eventually, but the odds are very good that I won't have a lot of time to devote to it. (I did, however, already give my son his own very personal copy).

For those of you who have been reading the past few more depressing posts and may want to know. Onyx has cancer. I got the medicine that is supposed to shrink the tumor and make him "more comfortable." If it doesn't work, I will have to take him back to the vet. I don't want him to suffer. I've had him for 15 years and I love him more than I can say. So, while I'm happy about the book stuff, I am overall very sad. I apologize if the blogs tend to reflect this.


Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that about your cat, what a shame, I am so sorry. That is a shame about the book copies for the signings too. I'ld really like to get an autographed copy of your new "Hunter's Moon" book, but I'll have to wait until copies become readily available and try to work that out somehow, as I'm sure those bookstores you'll be at won't ship if they are so low on inventory now. That's cool about the new redesign of your website, good luck with that, sounds like fun! Can't wait to see your cover for "Moon's Web" too.

C. T. Adams said...

Hi Jim -- if you want to e-mail me your address, I can send you an autographed copy from one of the ones in my stock when they come in. After all, it's VERY important to me that our first non-family fan get his copy quickly. You can e-mail me at, that is the partnership business e-mail.

The new cover will come up when we get the new front page of the website posted. Probably in the next day or so. Keep an eye out. :D

And thanks for the condolences.