Sunday night Wall Street Journal “scooped” the news of Vintage’s acquisition (via Bill Clegg) of my third novel with an article that was located “behind” a subscription wall. The “scoop” was a result of Mike Vilensky’s pro-active style of journalism, as he had already emailed Bill Clegg, I think, before the deal happened, when he learned, a week ago, via this or this maybe, that Bill Clegg was representing me. Three hours later it wasn’t Sunday anymore.
Monday 1:05AM New York Observer posted what became perhaps the most trafficked piece of the week: a somewhat lengthy piece featuring an email interview. Encouraged by positive feelings toward New York Observer’s “house style/tone,” which includes being open to posting interviews verbatim, I “opened up,” to some degree, revealing that Bloomsbury “had the bleakest office, in my view.” 2:30AM New York Magazine’s Vulture posted “Tao Lin Sells Another Novel.” Sadly, the post was not, to my knowledge, Tweeted by @vulture. 9:51AM HTMLGIANT linked the New York Observer piece. Galleycat and other sites posted things later that day, eliciting, among other Tweets, a playfully sarcastic Tweet and a “two birds w/ one stone” Tweet.
Tuesday was uneventful in terms of the “book deal,” I think. Vice posted my final Drug-Related Photoshop Art ”piece.”
Wednesday was uneventful in terms of the “book deal,” I think. The “full spread” of Megan Boyle’s selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee (Muumuu House, 15 Nov 2011) was revealed.
Thursday a piece surfaced on Hipster Runoff in which a person whose appearance is shockingly similar to my appearance (jk) is shown “[stealing] wifi” by laying outside a building while staring at their MacBook screen. Sadly, the @hipsterrunoff Tweet of this contained an unclickable link, denying Statcounter thousands of hits, perhaps because Carles, like so many others (jk), temporarily experienced problems with Twitter’s t.co service.
Friday “juliewbp” responded to a long comment on BookPeople’s blog that was made Monday. Comments continued to be posted at HTMLGIANT and Slog. I posted [this post] in the style of January’s MY ‘NON-VIRAL BLOGGING’ WEEK-IN-REVIEW, arguably improving on it by adding a “special offer,” which can be found below.
*SPECIAL OFFER* if anyone wants one of my books for free, and lives in America, reblog this post and comment in this post what book by me you want (view options) and your address (or email your address to binky.tabby [at] gmail.com) and I will mail the book to you or order it for you (up to 25 people) *SPECIAL OFFER*