• Do Not Feed The Authors

    by  • February 29, 2008 • Publishing • 0 Comments

    I’ve been eating curry and drinking beer at somebody else’s expense again. My publisher’s marketing supremo – hi, Claire – had a great idea to take six science fiction and fantasy authors to lunch, then film the subsequent outpouring of Wildean wit and scintillating conversation to entertain both sales reps and the wider world.

    This probably looked very good on paper.

    I have a sneaking suspicion there will probably be only a couple of minutes of useable footage, in-between Robert Rankin’s lurid and libellous accounts of XXXX doing XXXXX to XXXX with a XXXX, and several other off-colour stories from fellow diners Rob Grant, Adam Roberts, Joe Abercrombie and Tom Lloyd which would probably result in a multi-million pound pay-out if they ever saw the light of day.

    But we had a great deal of fun, and the food at Covent Garden’s Raj restaurant was excellent. When the final “promotional” film is made available – the first one ever to result in a drop in sales – I will, of course, post it here. You have been warned.

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    0 Responses to Do Not Feed The Authors

    1. February 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm

      Oh, come now. Surely there have been many other promotional films that have resulted in a drop in sales.

    2. February 29, 2008 at 1:07 pm

      You won’t be making light when the world sees the truth about us…

    3. disrepdog
      February 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm

      Despite what you’ve both said on your blogs I am still yet to be convinced about curry and beer for lunch, but maybe it’s a bloke thing…..

      And I’ve taken to getting my youngest to the the spam maths, so not only are you providing an information/entertainment service you are also advancing the maths of the next generation. So can we have some division and times tables too please? :)

    4. February 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

      If I did that I wouldn’t be able to post any comments myself.

    5. disrepdog
      February 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm

      Just confirms my theory on curry and beer at lunchtime…..

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