Monday, January 30, 2006

Perplexed

When a literary writer SPAMs me about the release of his new book (as so many do these days) why would he think the word "Ballsey" and a wry description of one of his testicles appearing on the cover art would entice me to buy it? Is this like some new shock-promo thing?

No sale here, pal, sorry. I am kind of curious to see* the cover art, though.

*Went and looked it: no testicle, only an accidental (or artfully-placed?) shadow on the inner thigh. I should probably embarrass the author and link to it, but I'm feeling too mellow. And dude, if you're reading this? Do the reading public a favor and stop posing for your covers. Fabio you're not.

13 comments:

  1. Stuart'll try anything for publicity, won't he?

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  2. Ironically, I just got spammed by a new author who thought that I might want to shell out 15 bucks for her self-published vampire romance -- and she seemed very surprised when I sent her back a tart note asking her to remove me from her list and that I would never buy her book. Didn't I want to hear about new vampire romances? She certainly did.

    Clearly didn't have a clue.

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  3. now i'm curious about the cover

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  4. Shiloh, me too. And someone - to keep Sheila looking nice *grin* - can send it to the Smart Bitches for some cover snark. :-)

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  5. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Dude, no fair!

    You blog about a schlumpf and then protect him from the thorough mocking he obviously deserves?

    Obstruction of justice and my good time!


    Jess

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  6. Excuse me. I had to endure a three hour hot wax job in order to pose for that cover. If that ain't bleeding for yer art, I don't know what is.

    Hee hee.

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  7. Gabriele...THAT would work.

    excellent idea...

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  8. Oh, I got spammed from this author I'd never heard of before, too! Didn't even check out his book -- just wrote back and asked him to take me off his mailing list.

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  9. Hmm. I've never been spammed by an author for their upcoming book release. I'm so not in the loop.

    Doug -- now that's an image!

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  10. Well, this posting had me spewing a mouthful of hot tea. Too funny. Reminds me of a "point to ponder" that a cousin sent me today: "If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?"

    I for one am glad that the brassy author kept his quizzicals covered ... or at least well shadowed! ;o)

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  11. OMG--it was way too early in the morning to read this--I blew coffee right onto my computer screen! LOL

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  12. I got spammed by an author who wanted to exchange--no kidding--autographed books!

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  13. Not only is the email obnoxious, but the word ballsy has no e in it.

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