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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I've Never Had A Book So On'ry

Well, here I am, three weeks out from the signing, and still the distributor is saying that they don't carry Christopher Hopper's second book, The Lion Vrie. They don't carry it, it's not available, it does not exist.

Which is rather interesting considering I got the information to order the book off of Barnes & Noble's website, and then ran the ISBN # through our ordering system when I ordered books for the store two weeks ago. I got confirmation that the book was coming in, and five days later the handsome green-clad volume was in my hands. The cover art is as nice as Rise of the Dibor though a little more ominous.

Hmm. The book that I ordered through them, my own personal copy which I paid for so I could have it to read and talk to customers about, apparently doesn't exist. Which begs the question, what is it that I ordered, paid for, and have been showing to customers that are interested in Christopher's books?

Anyway, we are three weeks out from the event at this point and I don't, really don't need this headache. Please pray that the COMMUNICATION between the distributor and my store clear up and that the BOOK come in on time, preferably BEFORE the day of the signing. Thanks.

~One harried Scribe


Amy Browning said...

Prayers are in progress, Scribe.

I am impressed by how proactive and urgent you've been about it. I'm sure Christopher appreciates it too. It is very strange, though, that there are such big communication issues.

Just remember, it God's timing that matters most - regardless of how uncomfortable it makes us feel in the mean time. ;)

everlastingscribe said...

Thanks. :) I feel more frustrated than anything. And I appreciate the prayers, and the reminder. I was telling that to myself earlier today, so you typing it here is confirmation!

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
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Psalm 49
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