A Brilliant Video

August 20th, 2010

So I can’t embed videos on this blog, as I’ve mentioned before, because I’m too technologically stunted to figure out the upgrade that allows you to do that, so you have to click on this link but it’s worth all that effort (you can tell I’ve been having a lazy summer) because it’s such an accurate and funny depiction of how hard and frustrating it is to try to promote a book when you’re not a celebrity or someone with a particularly exotic personal story.  There are some brilliant brilliant lines in it.  If you watch it, let me know your favorites . . .

I should probably buy this guy’s book.  Yeah.  I should.

  • Katherine says:

    Wow. That is you. How funny. I don’t know if I would even get it if I hadn’t been kind of following your journey. My favorite line is “I would have just called you and said I was going to be on Oprah, I wouldn’t have let you come to me.”

    I think if I had to promote a book I might end up in the fetal position. Have you built your avatar yet?

  • Claudia says:

    So many favorite lines: My absolute favorite (talking about TNYTBR): “They didn’t even not like it.”

    Other faves:
    (Speaking of his blog): “I’m guessing that nobody reads it.”
    “No I am grateful.”
    “I will work on my smile.”
    “Yeah, the guy in the T shirt.”

    “Yeah, my neighbor.”

  • Claire says:

    And the preface to “they didn’t even not like it”: “They only mention paperbacks if they reviewed the book in hardcover. No, they didn’t review it then.” Or something like that.

  • Katherine says:

    Claudia, “Yeah, the guy in the T shirt,” was my other favorite line.

    Claire, remember, you are writing books and people are reading them. That is not sad, that is cool.

  • Sarah says:

    Along with the NYT line about “they didn’t even not like it” I also liked “no, I am smiling,” and “Twitter?Who twitters? Oh.”

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