Gannon wrote:That makes me think, with all the new e-readers and kindles etc, I wonder if the book signing festivals will dry up and go the way of the dodo.(got to love the dodos) I suppose they could sign the kindle but then when you went to read your next novel, the author's signature would block out the words, and they would have to use a special pen as well.
This is not the first time you have touched on a relevant 21st century dilemma, Gannon. Personally I think the publicity machine will roll on regardless. Recently I read where an author said he signed all sorts of odd things, the least odd being a Kindle. It appears that fans even bring their preferred autographing pen - so you weren't far wrong.
Remember I told you about that 10-Question Quiz Jasper Fforde ran in conjunction with the release of his newest book "One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing" (which I don't recommend you read until you have read at least three of the earlier ones!) well, I didn't get all the answers so I was ineligible to enter. That didn't bother me too much because they were hard! Below is an example of Q and A:
"Question: To guard against reader intrusion, the ungenred zone in BookWorld is covered in Soporific paint in order to cause hacking readers to fall asleep. Why is the colour the shade of young lettuce?"
"Answer: Any fan of Beatrix Potter will know that the effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies of young lettuce was to make them soporific, probably the first long grown-up word many of us encounter. Any answer with 'Beatrix Potter' or 'Flopsy Bunnies' in it was correct".
Oh, I can see you shrug and say "easy peasy" but what about Question 2: "What has a clause at the end of the pause?" I was flummoxed!
I like the idea of our own literary code but what about these two elongated words, interoperability and functionality - translation "it works". (With apologies to IT staff).