Thursday, November 20, 2008
I won my own galley copy which was for sale on eBay. I was the highest bidder. The book came to me three days after I won it. My step father (who is the author of a few serious technical war defense systems books) says that, if an author becomes famous, some times, an advanced reader copy, or galley copy, can become more valuable than a first edition printing of a book. He is a very smart man, a member of that smart group of people that begins with an M. He knows things only very advanced math students understand. He can complete three Sudoku problems faster than I can come up with one synonym for the word amazing. So, with this in mind, I am putting my newly won eBay galley copy carefully away where the spine of the book will never be broken, where the pages will never be folded, into my very most top bookshelf case.....just in case.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Here's something odd that happened today: I came across one of my galley copies for sale on eBay. Because I only have ONE myself, I placed a bid on it. I am, in fact, the only bidder. My bid is $3.50, which was the opening bid. There are 15 more hours for anyone who would like to buy this item to place higher bids. Maybe my mother will outbid me....I'll let you know.