Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today's the day!

Here is your to do list for today:

1. Go to your local independent bookstore. Find one here, if you're not sure.
2. Tell them you want to buy TWO OF A KIND, by Jacqui Robbins, authorial genius.
3. Follow the store representative to the shelf to look, raving about how great TWO OF A KIND is.
4. If the book is on the shelf, shout, "Oh! Thank goodness!" and buy it immediately.
5. If the book is not on the shelf, strongly suggest that they stock it. Point out that Kirkus Reviews said children "will nod with recognition and empathy when Anna is torn in two directions and will breathe a sigh of relief when she makes the right decision." Then order the book.
6. Here's the tricky part: take a picture of the front of the store where you got the book and email it to me at jacqui at jacquirobbins dot com, and I will send you a free, autographed book plate to put it the front of your book so that every time you open it you will remember that you know me and you can brag to all your friends.
7. If all that's too much for you, order online from Barnes & Noble or Amazon and get it within a few days. I will probably send you a signed book plate anyway :)
8. Enjoy!
9. Come back tomorrow for news on online celebrations this week and next...

As for me, I have temporary tattoos to print, cupcakes to pick up, sparkling apple cider to chill, and many doughnuts to eat. The launch party has grown far, far bigger than I'd ever imagined. We got featured in Ann Arbor Parent and in the Detroit Free Press. AND my sister called last night to tell me she heard her fav rock station announce the launch party on their "cool things to do this week" list. I hope we can all squeeze into 826michigan!


Stephanie J. Blake said...


Sharon Blankenship said...

I will personally hold my breath so as to accommodate one more person.
Still worrying over what to wear.

Diane T said...

Hey, there are cupcakes, so I'd be there even if I didn't love the book!

C.R. Evers said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited! Can't wait to get my copy!

cath c said...

woo-hoo! party-time! i'm sure it will be excellent fun. would love to be there to hug the fabulous author with congrats!

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J. Thorp said...

too flippin' cool, j-rob!

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow! How cool. Congrats :)

Jacqui said...

Thanks, all. I had a great time, despite unexpected jitters.

THANK YOU Diane and Sharon for coming!

Marina said...

Congratulations, Jacqui, what an exciting day for you!

If my local children's bookshop doesn't stock the work of Jacqui Robbins, authorial genius, I shall have to insist they order it in. Right after I finish pointing out the error of their ways.