Hey All Y’all!
I’m sorry for the 1 year absence but I’ve made a new commitment to keep this Blog more current!. So, my intentions are to post something at least every two weeks. Thanks for visiting and I hope y’all enjoy my posts.
What’s the deal with Jimmy Fallon? Well, here you go. About January 24 of this year, Jimmy Fallon was doing is routine on the Tonight Show about books NOT to read. He calls it Do Not Read. In this segment he has a few off the radar books and he makes great fun poking jest at them. Now, as a writer myself, I sort of take umbrage with this because most folks that have gone through the trouble of writing and publishing a book on whatever subject they’re passionate about, as a rule, don’t like their work mocked. But, the entrepreneur in me knows that any notoriety, good or bad is still notoriety and I left my hurt feelings to just deal with it!
We didn’t see the Tonight Show that particular evening. I dare say we’ve only seen a couple of Tonight Shows in the last several years. I much prefer to read and skip the usual slapstick designed as a medium in which to support commercials. This is another reason we don’t have a TV in the bedroom. But, I’m fast running out of room for my book collection and it’s become quite the little joke around here about me and my book obsession. Of course it’s only an obsession if you admit to it and I’m not so inclined!
Moving on. We received a call from my publisher, Mitchel Whitington who supports my book on his Amazon site. Mitch is a local writer and has produced a good number of very entertaining and informative history books under his publishing company, 23 House. Mitchel calls and lets me know he has had an order from Amazon for about 16 of my books. This is not so out of normal but the number is larger than usual. What normally happens is someone has blogged or otherwise written about us or my book and there has been a spurt of interest. This was a Friday. On Monday, our web site showed we sold two or three copies and I get another call from Mitch wanting twelve more books. We knew something had been said, printed or posted so we take to the inner-web to search out what it might be. Nothing. On Tuesday, Mitchel calls yet again and needs another sixteen copies. Now we look with fervor. Our front office lady, Wendy has taken a look at the Amazon site and spies a comment about seeing my book on Jimmy Fallon. She goes to the Tonight Show web site and lo and behold, there’s Jimmy Fallon making fun of my book and he’s holding it up to the camera! He says he can’t recommend the book because it was written in 2014 and there’s simply no telling how many advancements have been made in the Metal Lawn Chair industry over these last few years!
This story has another turn to it that I’ll cover in another installment. If you’re inclined to see the segment, please visit YouTube and simply type in “Jimmy Fallon Metal Lawn Chair”. It is the whole Do Not Read segment for that night and mine is about the third book in his critique.
See y’all soon! Party on Lawn Chair Nation!!