Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

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Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Who's going?

10/13/2015 AT 7 PM
BARNES & NOBLE, NY 10003 2005
Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/87042-0

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:19 am

The advertised wording in NYC newspaper yesterday morning reads...."PRIORITY seating with book purchase." Yet, NO interviewer named. Hmmmm

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby supplydavid » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:54 am

I am planning to go, I called and they said you can buy the book earlier in the day but were not sure if you would get a ticket or wristband to get your space in line

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby erey » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:23 am

There's no interviewer listed for this one because this is a book signing. So is the one on October 14 at Bookcourt in Brooklyn. The rest of the book promo dates, including the two in the UK, are interviews where you have the option to buy a pre-signed book.

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:29 am

I thought of that as well...however, when was the LAST time you were given a seat to await a signing. :D :D

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby erey » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:43 pm

You're welcome to hope in your heart of hearts for a performance, BA, but the interwebs tell me this is how B&N at Union Square normally handles book signings for big name authors. For example, see these Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/barnes-and-nobl ... ?q=signing

Excerpt of one: "Also love the author signing events - those just totally rock and you need to get there early to score a seat, most times its standing room only."

And another one, with some detailed info on how these signing events work: "They also have lots of speakers/book signings on the top floor. They always have about 200 seats but expand that to around 400 for more popular authors. If you're going here for a very popular author (for example I came here for Anthony Bourdain last week) and the speaking/signing begins at 7pm then getting there by 5pm is a good idea (after 6 forget getting a seat at all). In fact if you want a front row seat then 4:30 would be a good idea. If you've never been to an author event then let me clear up some things: it's free, there's no sign up necessary, you can take photos during the event, you'll be required to buy the authors book only if you want him/her to sign anything, and it's up to the individual author (and number of people there) if they'll sign additional items or if you can take pictures with that person. In the case of Anthony Bourdain there were too many people there so you couldn't take your photo with him but he did agree to sign anything as long as it was Bourdain related (books, dvd's, photos)."

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:20 pm

Looking forward to reports!

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby stricttime81 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:39 pm

I'm going!
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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:46 pm

stricttime81 wrote:I'm going!


Do tell asap Mike

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby Harry Lime » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:06 pm

Stuck at work tonight. Less than 10 blocks away!

So bummed.
Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby stricttime81 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:09 pm

Just got back from Barnes & Noble. Very big crowd. Elvis came out at a little after 7:00 pm and read a chapter from the book about his jobs before Rock & Roll (Elizabeth Arden, etc.), He then took questions from the crowd for about 15 minutes. I wasn't chosen to ask a question. Then he signed autographs, although the rules were very strict - no photos, no personalization of autograph, and no signing of memorabilia, just the book itself. They were moving the people along pretty swiftly so I only got about 5-7 seconds with him. I shook his hand and said a pleasure to meet you, then said something about being happy he included April 5th on the soundtrack, and he said "yeah, that's a pretty one." That was about it, I was extremely nervous meeting him so don't remember exactly what I said lol.
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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby stricttime81 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:32 pm

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby stricttime81 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:40 pm

I was a little disappointed there were no photos, that was kind of the reason I went. I also brought a set list from Port Chester for him to sign, but it wasn't allowed. One interesting story, he was talking about his involvement in movies and TV (someone asked him why he did Spice Girls, and another person asked him about his appearance on Two & a Half Men), and he pointed out that the older brother from E.T. was in the crowd, who had sung Accidents Will Happen in one of the scenes in that movie. I have to go back and watch the movie again now.
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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:58 pm

From the initial movie house viewing of E.T. way back then, I remember THREE Elvis references. A poster on the kids bedroom wall, the singing of Accidents and remind me of number three if you do get around to watching Mike. Thanks...sorry no photo opp together.

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby stricttime81 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:14 pm

bronxapostle wrote:From the initial movie house viewing of E.T. way back then, I remember THREE Elvis references. A poster on the kids bedroom wall, the singing of Accidents and remind me of number three if you do get around to watching Mike. Thanks...sorry no photo opp together.


I don't think I've seen the movie since 1982, so I don't remember ANY Elvis references, so I definitely much watch again.
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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Yeah Mike...One of the reasons I gave it FIVE stars back then

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby supplydavid » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:58 am

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Elvis was certainly in fine form, he was non committal when I asked about the PFM musical but did say he liked the new Liverpool manager. Making a joke Stephen Merchant could play him in a movie.

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Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:39 pm

This appeared on the day -

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