Book Signing Report

Trading Markets has a report on Josh Hamilton’s book signing in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 16, 2008.  I really wish I lived in an area where I would have opportunities like this.  NC State was actually my second choice for grad school, when I was making that decision.  It was a distant second, because I really like the situation I had, but it was still second.  Hindsight’s 20/20, I suppose.  I really didn’t think to make a decision like that based on who might possibly appear for a book signing in October of 2008, anyways.

There were about 200 people at the signing in Raleigh, and by the account here, it was a positive experience.  He looked fans in the eye, and had time for a brief chat with those who wanted it.  I’ve seen some signings where it looks like the guest of honour was just dragged out of bed, and they act like it.  I’m glad to see Josh made it worth people’s time.  He kidded a youngster who showed up wearing a Red Sox jersey, “What’s going on here?”  And when asking a 7 year old who his favorite player was, he got the simple answer, “You.”

If anyone else attended a book signing, please drop a comment and tell me how it went.  I’d love to hear about it, and share it with anyone else who stumbles on this blog.

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2 Responses to Book Signing Report

  1. Laurens says:

    Hamilton had a book signing in Long Beach California. It went pretty much like an assembly line where people got their books signed. While Hamilton was absolutely signing his book [about $25], everyone [from the first person to the very last] who had a camera on hand, got their picture taken with Hamilton, if they chosen to do so.

    His handler/maybe agent/adviser was more than willing to take your camera as Hamilton posed with you. It was a photo-op lovefest.

    Milton Bradley, who is local to the area otherwise, dropped by to get a copy signed for himself. Bradley took the time to sign and take pictures, while essentially waiting for Hamilton to get through to much of the people in line, so he can get his own copy.

  2. Thanks for the info! Sounds like its an assembly line by nature, but a pleasant one!

    That’d be cool to see Milton Bradley at a book signing.

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