Wednesday, November 15, 2006
feeling all exclamation pointy
I just received my new business cards and postcards in the mail from Vistaprint - yay! I haven't had a business card in a while and I was starting to get embarrassed by scrawling my website down on scraps of paper for people. Luckily Kelly had sent Jim and I samples of her cards (she's so on the ball) and that was the beginning of our love affair with Vistaprint. Thanks, Kelly!
Speaking of businessy business, I have three really really fun things to report:
1) I've been invited to "appear" for the first time to promote Laini's Ladies and I feel very special! This Saturday there is a holiday open house shindig at Paddington Station in Ashland, Oregon, home of the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Paddington Station is a terrific store, and they're putting us up for the night at a gorgeous Victorian B&B. Special, I tell you! (Stop by from 4 - 8:30 Saturday the 18th, if you're in the neighborhood.)
2) I found out today that my publisher is taking a booth at San Diego Comicon (the mack daddy of all comic book conventions) next summer (for the first time), and will be promoting Blackbringer there as a lead title. Yippeee! And no, Blackbringer is not a comic book, but "comic book convention" really does not convey the scope of Comicon. Jim and I have been several times to network and then to promote our graphic novel, The Drowned, and Comicon is a pop culture EXTRAVAGANZA encompassing books, movies, video games, toys, TV shows, and yes, comics. And because my book is fantasy, this is a really cool marketing niche, so, yay!
3) I got an email last week from the talented Lesley Riley asking if she could interview me for the new Artist to Artist feature in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. So cool!!!! (I know I'm abusing the exclamation points key today but I can't help myself.) If all goes as planned, that article, plus a special Laini's Ladies, will appear in the May/June issue.
Posted by Laini Taylor at 5:06 PM