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May 06, 2007

Why One Tours

Aside from seeing one's readers in their natural habitat, of course: Because when you do, sometimes the booksellers you visit on the tour sell a lot of your books. See Borderlands Books' April hardcover bestseller list for confirmation of this.

Personally I'm happy to be selling a lot of books for Alan and Jude and all the rest of the Borderlands Books crew. They rock.

Posted by john at May 6, 2007 11:00 PM

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Schloi | May 7, 2007 12:05 AM

of course you could also tag the ears of your readers while you're at it, so you can study their migration patterns

Chris | May 7, 2007 05:03 AM

I felt a little guilty walking out of Borderlands immidiately after getting my books signed by you, as it seemed like a really fun bookstore.. unfortunately I had buses to catch.

Hope to go back there someday, check it out more thoroughly. Perhaps on your next tour?

Steve Buchheit | May 7, 2007 09:19 AM

Schloi, you don't ear tag readers and fans, you leg band them.

Steve Buchheit | May 7, 2007 09:21 AM

Well, there's Scalzi all over that list. :)

Chang, the real O.C. | May 7, 2007 01:50 PM

I thought readers were branded or tattoed? I can see Scalzi being a brander. Paulo Coelho is more of a scarrer. Anne Rice, a mental scarrer.

But we know Scalzi would be a brander due to the furrie connection.

Jim Wright | May 7, 2007 02:29 PM

Branding, scarring, tattoos, ear tags - that's all so last century.

Scalzi embraces modern technologies - his fans will be chipped, using internet enabled RFID chips, of course. I think this should be a plank in his "bringing SFWA into the modern age" platform.

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