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Monday, September 28, 2009

Upcoming Events--Mark Your Calendar!



There are Several Curse of the Spider King Events Coming Up!
Please Mark Your Calendars 

Wednesday, October 7th


If you are planning to purchase Curse of the Spider King, would you consider preordering from Amazon on Wednesday, Oct. 7th? We are trying to get Spider King to climb (pun intended) high on the Amazon Bestseller List. Free signed bookplates for all who purchase Spider King on this day. Plus: If you're in on the Tribebuilding Contest, you get mega points for ordering on this day. Multiple copies count! lol



Friday, October 16th

† Christopher Hopper and I visit Liberty Christian School in Owings Mills, MD from 8:30-11am.

† Christopher Hopper and I visit Grace Christian School in Owings Mills, MD from 12:30-3:00pm. 

† Huge Release Party #1: Barnes & Noble, Ellicott City, MD.
Swordfighting, Music, Booksigning, Contests, and PRE-release copies of Curse of the Spider King available! 6:30-close.  



Saturday, October 17th


† Huge Release Party #2: His Way Christian Bookstore, Ellicott City, MD. Swordfighting, Music, Booksigning, Contests, and PRE-release copies of Curse of the Spider King available! 6:30-close.



Friday, October 30th

† Christopher Hopper and I visit Indian River Middle School in Upstate, NY from Time TBA.


† Huge Release Party #3: Borders, Salmon Run Mall, Watertown, NY. Swordfighting, Music, Booksigning, Contests, and PRE-release copies of Curse of the Spider King available! Time 4-7.  



Saturday, October 31th

† Huge Release Party #3: Barnes & Noble, Pittsford, NY.
Swordfighting, Music, Booksigning, Contests, and PRE-release copies of Curse of the Spider King available! Time 2-5.

(More to Come. Stay Tuned) 





46 comments:

Seth said...

Sweet stuff, sadly I live completely opposite of that. By the way, I just wanted to clarify, you said multiple copies count? I wouldn't want to buy two for myself, but if I bought two, one for myself, and one for a friend, does that mean we get 6000 points for me? And would we get two signed stickers? One last question: Is there any rewards for giving it to my friend, since that, in a way would be promoting your book. Thanks, sorry for all the questions *laughs*

Seth said...

One more thing, lol, I've got a few ideas of ways to promote you and CH's books. I sent a email to you but you didn't answer, I suppose it was because the subject was simply "Idea" *laughs*, anyway, you said to send it to you or Ch, but what do you want me to send the subject as? Something so that you will know it's about that thing.

Millardthemk said...

Sweet, I'm glad you guys are pushing this book promo stuff so hard! Sadly though:...Like Seth I am far away, though I'm in oregon not florida:P.

Seth said...

Yes, though I have a friend in Washington DC now, perhaps he may want to go. Perhaps.

Madeline said...

Hey!! I'm like 45 minutes from Ellicott City! My aunt lives there...I am so going...I am also so telling her. Her family were the people who practically told us about IoS and got us a signed copy of IoF! Heh. Now I'm excited. And hey Seth, if I go, mega glory points for the tribe if I join!!

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Betsy said...

I'll be there on the 16th! And hopefully the crew as well :) Bring technology???

Can't wait to pre-order spider king on the 7th! I wish it would get here before the 16th, otherwise it would be the first book I have by you that ISN'T signed (and we can't have that)

NatetheGreat said...

Hello.. i'd like to introduce myself. I am the above-mentioned follower and madeline's brother. I am totally getting a copy on the 16th and gong to join the homeshiller's tribe AND LOVE WTB'S BOOKS. AND PAINTBALL

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

WTB probably just hasn't had time to respond to your email, I highly doubt the subject is the problem. I have put "Another boring email . . . no need to open" in the subject line, and he still answered, lol

S. J. Deal said...

I've got the 31st marked down! See you then.

Heather and I will be attending with our Aunt and Uncle. Should be fun!

-Shane

NatetheGreat said...

I made a huge woden sword and am so bringing it for the swordfigting! beware, the blade is 3 feet long!

Evergreena said...

I'm planning to order the book on the 7th, but sadly, I probably won't be able to do the contest. :( The prizes look absolutely amazing.

Especially the sword... especially the sword... *sigh*

Chris said...

lol. yeah, everyone wants the sword

NatetheGreat said...

A real one is a whole lot better than mine!

Evergreena said...

Yeah, I have a wooden one too, but it's just not the same thing...

Maybe I will do the contest...

Ivorydancer said...
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Ivorydancer said...

Sorry... I deleted my comment :)

I have posted about your book on my blog. I haven't read it yet, so there wasn't a review... I was thinking about waiting until Oct. 7 to buy it, then I can read it... I would borrow it from someone, but I don't know anyone who has it :)
anyway, if the post counts without a review, here is the link:

http://anotheronceintime.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-give-away.html

~Cottia

NatetheGreat said...

ivorydancer, aren't you supposed to post that sort of thig on your tribe's facebook page or blog? correct me if im wrong.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, All! Glad to hear some of you can make the events!

And Ivory Dance, just send that information to your Tribe's Leader. All links, receipts, etc. go to the Tribe Leader who will put it all together in a Tribe Report. I'll get the first Tribe Report from all leaders on Oct. 7th.

Thanks for getting involved!

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

Wayne Thomas Batson,
I'm considering coming to one of your signings, but I have a few questions before I can make up my mind, 'cause I would have to make a few sacrifices to get there.
First, how many points would I earn for my tribe if I had to drive six hours to get there?
Second, how big is the typical turnout for your (and Christopher Hopper's) signings? I don't want to be stuck in a mob of rambunctious little boys.
Third, you mentioned something about having a 'special creepy signing' on the 31st (that's the closest party) what do you mean by that? I personally don't like halloween and if that party is halloween themed or anything like that, there is no way I'm coming.
Please note that if you don't respond my comment soon, I shall be forced to email you. :P

NatetheGreat said...

seriously,i think it would be seriously crazy to drive six hours for a book signing. Yu'd have to stay overnight somewhere, and just 4 1 event?

Tammy Wiens said...

I am wondering if the Amazon Blitz on October 7 is only on Amazon.com or do books ordered on Amazon.ca get a signed bookplate as well?

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Barie
If you're talking the MD event, the Friday event will be packed. You'd seriously thing we're JK Rowlings and Tom Clancy. But it's a blast anyway.

If you're talking the Sat. MD event, then there will be plenty of folks but not nearly on the B&N scale.

If you mean the NY events, Christopher would be better able to answer. I'm not sure what to expect. I'd guess there will be a few hundred people spaced over time. Not sure. Of course, driving six hours would load up your team with some serious Vanadils! ;-)

And Tammy, purchasing from Amazon.ca wouldn't help the Amazon sales #, but we'd be happy to send you stickers anyway. Thanks so much for being a reader in the great white north!

Seth said...

Hey Madeline? I'm about to send WTB the list of our people, since we're official now! So if you could please do what we discussed (I believe you were going to give WTB your email, correct?) and I'll just give him your first name, which is all I know anyway. Thanks!

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

Hehe. Six hours is a bit far.
I would be coming to the one on the 31st of October. That is in Pittsford I b'lieve.
I have some friends up in watertown, so I might visit them too if I go.
I would go to the watertown one, but that day is actually my birthday and I already have plans.

Chris said...

I wish I could go... but we're going to be gone for the MD ones

Madeline said...

Seth, sorry I haven't been able to get on lately. But I'm officially in now! My brother (username NatetheGreat) and my sister (username bunnylover03) want to join, too. Cool with you? I'll send Wayne our addresses and names, okay?

Seth said...

Yes! That is perfect! That means we're official then I believe, I'll just tally up the names. Welcome to Swiftstorm Madeline, Natethegreat, and bunnylover03! We can keep in contact through the blogspot.

Chris said...

Congrats Seth!

Madeline said...

Okeydokey!!

Do you think you could make a post on the blog for us to put our points? As in, with comments?

Madeline said...

Seth, I can't seem to find the Underground. (Figures, huh?) Anyway, can I have the link to the Swiftstorm thread? (On the blog, if you think that'd be better.)

Seth said...

Sure, I'm about to put a letter to Swiftstorm up there, as in the official, let's start letter lol, and I'll address that there.

Madeline said...

Okeydaisy.

Seth said...

http://www.heedtheprophecies.com/theunderground/topic.php?id=84
And here's just the underground link-
http://www.heedtheprophecies.com/theunderground/

Madeline said...

Hey, thanks. Awesome.

Seth said...

Did you find it?

Madeline said...

Yup.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Batson can you please take me off the underground my user name is fencer
Thanks

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Anon

I'll certainly take you off the underground. But if you wouldn't mind, email me and let me know why you want off. CH and I really want to make sure that EVERYTHING that goes on there is done with Christ's love.

Seth said...

No one offended you did they? We usually laugh and joke with each other, but it's all in fun, if it offended you in any way (although I do not think that I ever talked to you) I apologize.

Swiftstorm Tribe said...

I would kill to live up there so I could go to all the book openings. Mr. Batson, You should come down to the South for a book-signing party! My team will have to win, and i'll get my Tribe Leader to let me pick the location!

Seth said...

Your tribe leader's watching, lol jk. Yeah, come down to Florida!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a long-time fan of the Door Within series! Your contest looks really cool...wish I wasn't too busy and that it didn't seem so complicated, though. This is a really cool blog, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and how does the free bookplate thing work exactly? I was going to order it eventually, but I guess I should get it on Wednesday!

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Seth said...

Mr Batson,

I created an account on Amazon so I can do reviews, and things of that sort. However, it requires that I make a purchase before I do a Listmania list, so I will be using my moms account, just wanted to let you know ;)