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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Going On A Blook Tour

Not, it's not a typo. I'm going on a blook tour.

A blook is a book on a blog platform. I kind of have two might fit within its losely defined realms. I've posted samples and full excerpts of my book One Hand Screaming on a blog, and I'm also unrolling my serial thriller I, Death (a previously unpublished novella) on a blog.

It's a Tom Evslin concept, part of promoting hackoff.com, his serialized murder mystery set in the "internet bubble and rubble." I, along with several other blooking, blookish (hmm, not sure exactly how best to use this word in different contexts, but I'll learn) authors -- currently I believe there are 9 of us, and the concept involves a publicity tour on several different sites.

I'm looking forward to the tour, but I never know exactly what to pack for these things. (Other than my favourite skull tie and Yorrick, of course).

Speaking of tours, I'm going to be in Pittsburgh, PA for some technical training with IBM the week of March 13th, and was hoping to connect with a bookstore there to perhaps arrange a signing or reading in the early evening. So if anyone out there in blogoshere land from that area knows any speculative genre-friendly stores they can recommend I contact, people let me know.

4 comments:

Franny said...

Ok, when I grow up I want to be a blooker!

Kimberly said...

naughty franny...oh wait..wrong spelling! ;)

Lara said...

I'm still lost as to what a blook tour involves, but it sounds like a good thing anyway. How do we come along?

Finally did my book tag duty. Remind me to tag you the next time I get tagged. ;)

Pete Mitchell said...

Cool! Fortunately you're one of those dirty HNT'ers so you don't have to worry about packing clothes.

But you can't go to Pittsburgh that week; you can't!

It's me birthday on the 16th.

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Stupid Pittsburgh.