Well, we’re in the final week before my book debuts, which just means it’s gonna be all Enter Title Here all the time for at least a few weeks. Actually, that’s not true. Even I can’t maintain focus for that long. But it’s going to be at least 30% my-book related.
Today is a little PSA about my book launch! I‘m having a party on Saturday August 6th at the Berkeley Central Library (that’s the municipal library, not the university library) at 6:30. There’ll be refreshments. And I’ll read. And there will be books for sale! This is gonna be an after-hours event, right in the central atrium, and I think it’s gonna be really fantastic. Really special. I’m really looking forward to celebrating with all of you. Here are some relevant links: Location; Facebook Event; Event at Berkeley Library Website; Add to Calendar (iCal, Google).
If you can’t make that one, I’m also doing another event. I’ll be reading briefly at InsideStorytime, which is a reading series in San Francisco. They’re having a science-fiction themed night, which is awkward since my book is not science fiction, but I’ll be reading with Effie Seiberg, Na’amen Tilahun, Vylar Kaftan, and S.G. Browne. It’s gonna be great. I’ll read briefly. There’ll be books for sale. It’s from 6:30-8:30 PM on August 4th and it’s at Martuni’s, which is a piano bar, with a mostly gay clientele, in the mid-Market area of SF (4 Valencia Street).
Finally, you actually don’t need to come to any of my events! In fact it’s totally fine if you can’t! But if you want to, you can also preorder my book right now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and, if you want to for some reason pay way more money, on Indiebound!
People often ask me, “What is the best way to buy your book?”
The answer is that it’s all the same. I think I actually get slightly more in royalties on Kindle sales, but either way it doesn’t matter. Amazon is fine. Within bookstores is fine. Just do it whichever way is most convenient for you. And if you don’t want to buy it, you could also request that your library buy it. I’ve had really good luck asking libraries to buy ebooks for me on their Overdrive libraries. They quite often go ahead and do it!