Fun Fridays – Aug. 26, 2011

Don’t tell me you haven’t done this with your own books.

I’ll admit that after leaving a bookstore my clients tend to have their books face-out.

[I do not recommend moving books around! Publisher pay good money for product placement and the poor booksellers have enough to worry about.]

11 Responses to Fun Fridays – Aug. 26, 2011

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    Sherri August 26, 2011 at 3:32 am #

    One day that will be me! 🙂

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    Rick Barry August 26, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    Well, um, I didn’t move them around the store, but I have turned some of mine from spine view to face-out view.

    Funny video!

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    Lisa Carter Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder August 26, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Not me. But it could be my mother . . .

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    Lisa Bergren August 26, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I’m a Secret Face-Out Agent–not only for my own books, but for people I love too!

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    Diana Lesire Brandmeyer August 26, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Yep, I do it for all of my author friends. 🙂

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    Kate August 26, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    I think I’ll wear a disguise…at least sunglasses and a hat… a ski mask might lead to false assumptions. Fun, thanks for sharing.

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    Jim Rubart August 26, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I’ve never, ever faced my books or my author friend’s books. Well, okay, maybe 20 or 30 times.

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    Marti Pieper August 26, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I repost way too many of your Fun Fridays. This one = awesome. And I must say it presents some new (albeit not bookseller-friendly) ideas.

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    Stephanie Shott August 26, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    That was great! My book is due out in three weeks and I can’t wait to try some of those smooth moves out! 🙂

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    V.V. Denman August 27, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I just love Fridays at Steve Laube’s blog.

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    Sally Apokedak August 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm #


    I love her sneaking it into the fiction section and saying she made most of the memoir up.

    Me? I have never turned a book face-out for my friends and I hope if I ever get published no one will do it for me. If I turn one face-out I’m turning someone else’s spine-out. I can’t do that.

    The video, however, was a great way to advertise her book.

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