"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Monday, July 5, 2010

Even books need birthdays

Freezer Burn was officially launched a year ago. One of the nice things about books, apart from the sheer beauty of the written word and the way they take you to exotic lands and introduce you to interesting people, is their longevity. Books released years ago are still in print and being sold at bookstores, on Amazon, and in other retail nooks and crannies.

So I don't believe in ditching last year's book for this year's model. Add to that the fact that this year's book isn't ready yet, and I really want to keep trying to get Freezer Burn into as many hands as possible.

In a rather looney moment, I got an equally looney idea: Have a birthday party for the book. After reason returned, I decided not to truly host a birthday party, but to make a video of a party to advertise my book. Brilliant!

Or not. I don't know, but I did it. It's on YouTube now, so the damage is done. Let me know what you think (but please be kind).

You can still buy Freezer Burn at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores everywhere - it's available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and other e-reader format!


AisForAutism said...

love it!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, well Miss Gayle Carline....how cool is that....anythin' that includes our Dino is way cool in my way of Dino-thinkin'....so thanks for addin' our Dino and his croonin' to theb-day festivities.....thinks I gotta gets my copy of "Freezer Burn" out to re-read it 'til your next volume of Benny's adventures are ready.....

N A Sharpe said...

Cute idea! I love it!

I'll have an award for you on tomorrow's blog.

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Helen Ginger said...

I think it's cute and your guest list was small but definitely A-list.

Still love your book cover!

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