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Final Countdown

This evening UPS delivered 138 copies of Bad Monkeys for me to sign. They're all taken care of and packed away again, and I'm exhausted, but I'm going to stay up another thirty-nine minutes to see if the publication countdown clock does anything special when it reaches zero.

I want to say thanks once again to everybody who helped out with the book, including the many people online who kept letting me know how anxious they were for me to finish it. A special thanks goes out to Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith, who provided the 40-year-old bottle of port that I will be toasting you all with at midnight. Cheers, and sleep well.


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Jul. 24th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Matt, does that include the batch going to Murder by the Book in Houston? I was planning on heading there in the morning for first-day sale, but if the autographed copy is going to be a day behind that, I can delay...
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the books I signed were the drop shipments for Murder by the Book and five other bookstores. UPS should be picking them up today, but at least some of the boxes are going UPS Ground, so just so you know, it may take until Thursday or Friday for them to arrive.
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Just a quick update, it looks like Murder by the Book won't be getting their shipment until sometime next week. Sorry about that...
Jul. 25th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
No worries, just thwarted my attempts to have Bad Monkeys break all sorts of first day sales records. But that's OK, I'd blame the publisher if I were you... if they'd gotten you those copies to autograph, oh, I don't know, more than 24 hours before the release date so that they could actually be sold in stores, I think you would have had a better shot at putting that Rowling chickie in her place.

Jul. 24th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
And you're welcome for the port -- we hope you enjoyed it. Can't wait to see the book!

Jul. 24th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: congrats!
The port was very nice, thanks.
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's a great year for books; I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
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