Sunday (3/28) at 2:00, I’ll be speaking at the Portage District Library. There will be a public interview with John Wenger of Kazoo Books, some reading, some open Q&A, and some book selling/signing. So a little bit of everything. Stop by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood.
The full results from my novel survey are now posted at my web site. This write-up includes a link to the raw data (third paragraph), for those who wanted to check it out. I’m delighted with the number of people who participated, and with the results of the study … but I’m also glad to be done with it for now.
Author Steven Saus, my roommate at Millennicon, took my data and ran it through some heavy-duty stats software and has started posting his own results (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), including this nifty graph showing the changing trend over time from submitting-to-the-publisher to submitting-to-the-agent.
Thanks to everyone who offered their thoughts on the raffle vs. auction discussion. Those who raised the legal issues were right to do so. Michigan requires a permit to run a raffle, and as an individual I’m not allowed to apply for that permit. However, it doesn’t sound like what I want to do actually qualifies as a raffle, though I’m not 100% sure — I’ve received different answers depending on who I talk to.
I think I know how I’m going to do this, and I’m hopeful it will work out well. Will post the details next week.
And because it’s Friday, have a LEGO shot. This is the entrance to a dwarven mine, built by Tom Snellen. Click the pic for the full gallery and close-ups, including a shot of that wizard and what looks like a goblin helper. (Okay, it’s an orc, but only because LEGO hasn’t gotten around to making goblin minifigs yet. A real goblin would already be back in his lair enjoying a bowl of wizard stew.)