Today is the last day of our annual sale. Every order ships for $3 worldwide no matter how much you buy or where you live.
Waterstones new delivery service: OWLS.
1. you were cool/mean
2. no children/ we are never ever getting back together
3. you or your memory/ all too well
4. international small arms traffic blues/ dear john
5. balance/ sad beautiful tragic
6. old college try/love story
Dear everyone asking me what FishingBoatProceeds is….
Q:what websites do you frequent/enjoy? Besides Tumblr and YouTube, of course.
I don’t think of tumblr as a web site. I think of it as a way of being.
(Other than tumblr it’s mostly soccer web sites and the New York Times.)
Remember when I named my tumblr fishingboatproceeds as a joke and then all these lovely national advertisements in magazines and subways linked to my tumblr and everyone was like, “What the f*&^ are fishing boat proceeds?”
EDIT: Yes, I’m aware that it’s a bit silly to *&^% my cursing when for most of you this post is probably wedged on your dash between pornographic gifs, but I try not to curse anywhere on the Internet except my sports twitter.
Q:Do you ever sign a poster/book/whatever and mess up and then get worried that some poor nerdfighter is going to buy said object and people will ridicule them buying something with a fake signature (because it is messed up)? I feel like I would end up buying back my own stuff if I ever got famous because I didn't want to sell stuff that i didn't do a good job signing. (with that said, every signature I have of yours is impeccable!)
Yes. I worry about this a lot. When you spend three months signing for eight or nine hours a day, you have a lot of time to consider your signature and the relationship that people might have with it.
That is why, when I deliver what I feel to be a subpar version of the J Scribble, I write a secret URL beneath that signature, which links to a video of me apologizing for the terrible signature.
Q:I'm trying to watch your old videos, but the typo in the Brotherhood 2.0 intro is making me cry inside. What would you recommend?
It’s not a typo. There is no I in brotherhood, so there can be no I in communcation.
I mean, except for the one.
(Only 2007 kids will get this.)
Head to your local indie bookstore this Saturday and you just might run into your favorite author.
In September, author Sherman Alexie put out a call to authors to help support independent bookstores by moonlighting as booksellers on Saturday, Nov. 30, a.k.a. Small Business Saturday. And because when Sherman Alexie asks you to do something, you do it, authors nationwide signed up in droves.
Check out this map from IndieBound to find out who’ll be peddling paperbacks at your local shop!
This is such a brilliant idea, and I’m very sorry to miss it tomorrow! I will plan my Thanksgiving better next year!
Many independent bookstores around the U.S. have signed copies of my books (especially TFIOS). But the real reason to go to IRL bookstores is that actual IRL people will give you actual IRL book recommendations, which in my experience at least is the best way to find new books and authors.
I’ve seen this design hundreds of times at signings and I’m so happy we now have it available through DFTBA Records, with royalties going to the original designer, 16-year-old Canadian nerdfighter Natasha, who is pretty psyched about this development.
Between now and Monday, every order at dftba.com will ship worldwide for $3, no matter where you live and no matter how much you order.
Above you’ll find things related to my books available at DFTBA:
A poster designed by Lala Vicencio, Mei Lee’s Mother***ing Fox shirt, Mei Lee posters, a poster designed by nerdfighters Ashild and Nica, a poster designed by Yasmin Rahman, the special edition TFIOS audiobook narrated by me, and an iPhone case.