Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday morning publishing song

This made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pjs. This despite how, well, familiar poor Mr. Hall's plight is.

For bonus video-watching points, see if you can catch a glimpse of Dana Cameron, the fabulous Janet Reid's excellent client.

7 comments:

Lydia Sharp said...

That vid is awesome! You just made my morning. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

That was hysterical :)

roseduncan said...

My first signing my very lovely publicist sent me to a mall off the Jersey turnpike. I sat outside the
Waldenbooks and flagged down passing shoppers. The highlight was when the mall artist gave me a sketch she'd made of me in advance because she thought I was a famous writer. They even had my name up on the Mall sign. And as Parnell Hall noted, "nobody was there."
Very funny indeed, and too true.

M Clement Hall said...

Sorry, the humor escapes me. I feel sorry for my (unrelated) namesake being subjected to this embarrassment, and wonder whether this booksigning business should not be abandoned as an attempt at promo for the "midrange" authors. I'm told it can be a marked financial loser since travel and lodging is at the author's expense.

moonrat said...

Hello, other Mr. Hall! Yes, book tours often lose money for midrange authors. Often their only benefit is community outreach. The trouble is you never know how things are going to go before the event, and I say kudos to the authors who put themselves out there.

Gary Corby said...

My reaction when I saw this the other day: "Hey, there's Dana!"

Followed by: "Uh oh, this is my future."

Jaleh D said...

Bwahahaha! *wipes eyes* Oh my. The poor man. Though I love the stoic humor, to put his experiences to music.

I can respect an author who can find the humorous side to something that went poorly, repeatedly, instead of complaining. Bitterness is ugly; finding the humor in a situation is charming. He's now on my list of authors I'd like to meet, even though I've never picked up one of his books before. I'll have to look for them now, especially The Puzzle Lady Vs the Sudoku Lady which sounds hilarious. If he ever comes out my way for a signing, I'll do my best to be there and to see how many of my friends I can drag with me. :D