This is the big media mention I teased a few days ago. It’s an unbelievable write-up and a crazy video, both discussing me and the book. They even sent a photographer to my house to take shots of me for the piece. Too bad they didn’t use one of the many with Bella in it.

This is the print article. It’ll be on the front page of the Arts section tomorrow.

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Forgive the bedhead. This was me on the way to the gym/breakfast this morning.

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You might be out of luck! As you may know, Simon & Schuster are doing a simultaneous paperback and hardback release. I love the idea of this, as it gives more options to the reader. The problem is, they didn’t order very many hardbacks in the initial print run. They’ve already ordered a second printing, and the book isn’t even out yet!

I checked with my first book signing venue, and they’ve had quite a few pre-orders for hardbacks. One customer ordered TEN copies! This makes my heart sing, but it means you probably want to pre-order a hardback at the bookstore where I’ll be signing if you want to guarantee you’ll get one. I expect most stores will have more paperbacks than hardbacks. I’d hate for someone to drive a long way and not find the book they need once they get there!

See my calendar for where I’ll be and when, and give them a call. Or you can order a copy ahead of time as long as it’ll get to you before the event date. I think Simon & Schuster might be surprised by how many of the hardbacks they sell, especially when you see how gorgeous they are.

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After two days at home, doing laundry and signing/shipping books, I’m back at the airport! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be hitting a dozen or so book tour stops. I have a calendar tab up at the top so you can see where I’m heading. Stops include Austin, Houston, Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, LA, San Fran, Seattle, Charlottesville Virginia, Charleston SC, and Miami. Not sure if I’m missing anyone.

I’m nervous about low turnout, so if you don’t live in these cities but you have random Facebook creeper friends who live in the area, tell them to come see me. They don’t have to buy a book or anything. Most bookstores have great coffee and lots of magazines. Just come and hang out!

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Another Jason Smith work of art.

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