Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pre-Pub Tour

By Amy MacKinnon

Well, the big day has arrived. I'm off to Chicago and then Grand Rapids on pre-pub tour. The folks at Shaye Areheart Books and Random House are gracious enough -- and excited enough-- to send me out to meet with booksellers in advance of the publication of Tethered. I will get to meet with folks from Lake Forest Books, 57th Street & Seminary Coop, Centuries and Sleuths, Schuler's, Borders, and many more.

We'll have lovely dinners arranged by the lovelier regional sales rep and we'll have the chance to talk books. Imagine, just imagine, sitting down with people who care as much about words as you do. Who've devoted their lives to bringing people good stories by favorite authors. It will be delightful.

I'll let you know everything when I get back. And if you happen to live in either of these fine cities and see me gawking along, give me a wave. I'll be the one floating down the street.

10 comments:

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

This just sounds too, too, too cool. They will love you!

Carleen Brice said...

Enjoy! Just curious, why Chicago and Grand Rapids?

Ello said...

Wow that is way too cool!!!!!! I am so excited to buy your book!

Lisa said...

How exciting! You absolutely MUST see if your publisher will send you to Denver. We love debut novelists here ;)

Therese said...

Have a grand time! I'm sure you'll charm and impress every one of those booksellers.

five said...

Amy,
I am so happy for you!!! I just got an email from Buttonwood Books this morning re your launch party August 12th, and I had to smile for you. (Well, not that I HAD to smile, it just happened :) Chicago is such a great city...I was just out there a few weeks ago for my son's college orientation (Loyola)and really loved the atmosphere-so upbeat, and the people are very friendly, like Southerners. Take it all in...live it up for those of us still plugging away (and so inspired by you!)
Best,
Mo

Creative A said...

Congrats! I've just started reading the blog recently, but I felt your enthusiasm, and just had to comment. I hope everything goes well for you and that you enjoy the trip. Good luck!

-A

Patry Francis said...

I'm floating vicariously. I bet the booksellers are as excited about Tethered as Shaye Arehart is. Your charm will be the icing on the cake.

Usman said...

I bet you're more excited than you let us know. Talking to actual readers, isnt that a buzz.

Enjoy.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Thanks all for your od wishes. You're such a part of this journey for me, you'e no idea.

I'm just back from the fabulous midwest and I've lots to share next Tuesday -- including some advice from booksellers.