So tomorrow (January 5th) is the launch date, which means that you Kindlers and Nookers will get your book, and you Hard-copiers will get the Amazon or B&N shipping confirmation. And, of course, there are always those … whatchammacallit … book stores to walk into.
For me, it means I’ll be talking on radio and TV a bit. You can even call in to one show. See below.
1) Jiggy Jag
It actually started today, on a radio station called KJAG in Kansas, when I chatted with James Lowe, aka Jiggy Jaguar, formerly described as a “shock jock” (although I found him very meek). I was on Skype, so my voice quality is atrocious.
2) Billy the Brain
Gotta love these radio names. So tomorrow I’ll first be on a California radio station called KKZZ AM 1400 – Positive Talk Radio with, which also streams on BrainstorminOnline.com, with yes, Billy the Brain.
That’ll be at 1:40PM East Coast time, 10:40AM West Coast time. The Brain has asked me to tweet the call-in number, which is (805) 639-0008. Since I don’t have a Twitter account, let’s consider this hereby announced.
3) Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC
Then, at some point between 4PM and 5PM Eastern (1PM and 2PM Pacific), I’ll be on national television with Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC (pictured at the very top).
The important question here is obviously: shirt with tie, shirt without tie, turtleneck, or décolleté? (If you have an opinion on that, do offer it before I get dressed tomorrow morning.)
More as I find out about it…
23 thoughts on “Off I go on radio and telly…”
Shirt no tie.
Vote 1. BTW, I’m using the Iowa Caucus method….
Dressed as Hannibal, of course.
I change my mind. Definitely go with CQ’s suggestion.
Oh, and for all TV appearances, bring a little stuffed elephant, put it on your lap, and pet it as you talk like that Bond villain always pets the white kitty. While you’re at it, try hamming up whatever German accent you have left in you to give yourself a flair of evil genius.
I see that we have found a momentum candidate.
So: horsehair-crested helmet, short skirt and Legoland foam sword, stuffed elephant, and I will be saying to Ratigan:
“i have vays of making zem talk.”
If you do CQ’s TV suggestion, don’t forget the eye patch instead of the elbow patches!
My suggestion won’t help–I’d go with a tie. It will set you apart and make it look like you’ve either just come from someplace important or are off to someplace important.
Yes, I knew you’d be a voice of reason. That’s what happened with my author photo for the book jacket, remember? I rebelled, and the adults waited for me to exhaust myself, then put a tie on me.
So, vote 2, registered.
Tie, no shirt.
This was inevitable.
Be careful what you wish for. I’m in the “letting it all hang out” mode today….
Delivery took place today – gripping from the very start – can’t let go of my Kindle. 😀
Thank you, Richard.
Do you have any idea how paradoxically frightening this is for an author? I am now picturing you reading the passages I should have made better….
my vote: whatever you are most comfortable with. Good luck Andreas!
Thanks, kempton. That’s the winning vote, one way or another. 😉
Dress casual and comfortable. No one will know what you are wearing on the radio and the 100 or so people who watch MSNBC won’t care.
Trust your own intuitive self. You’ll dazzle ’em.
But how do I get my hands on an autographed copy? This is my great question.
Hi Arthur. Hmm, how indeed. This is a “problem” I’ve never had to deal with before.
Let’s email to figure out how to do this.
Thanks for your enthusiasm!!
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy:
For the apparel oft proclaims the man;
– Polonius to Laertes in Hamlet
Come clean, Jim M. How are you able to come up with the most germane and meaningful quote from all of literary history NO MATTER WHAT THE CONTEXT?
Do you have an algorithm? 😉
Read not the Times. Read the Eternities.
Aw, damn! This is what I get for not keeping up with your posts … I miss a chance to influence wardrobes….
Ecclesiastes was wrong: The race IS to the swift.