A long time ago, a typo in a group post amongst the Avon Authors became the butt of some good-natured ribbing. I don’t even remember who it was, but someone had gone to their local store to see if they could “spoot” the new books that were supposed to be out that day.
Book spooting! We all laughed, but after that it became a monthly tradition for everyone to report in and give “book spooting” reports as to when our various titles had arrived at ones local Walmart, Target, B&N, Borders, Books-a-Million, grocery stores, et al. This was before all the instant information was available for authors and we each liked reporting in about our various corners of the country (and the world) as to when the new books came out.
So it was with some delight and surprise when @JoyfullyReviewed over on Twitter posted this picture of Lord Langley is Back in Town at her local Giant grocery store a whole five days early from when it was supposed to be out:
The pic made me smile and remember those sometimes hilarious “book spooting” reports.
Then I thought about how much easier it is now to book spoot. Just bring out your phone and snap a picture and in a click it is on Facebook or Twitter or email. Kewl Beans!
So here’s the CONTEST:
Send me your book spooting reports! Either a pic on Twitter with #LordLangley or upload it to Facebook and tag it with my name, or just make a comment down below where you intend to find the book or have ordered it from. You can also email your pics to me at “Elizabeth AT ElizabethBoyle DOT com”. I’ll give you all until midnight, PT, Saturday, June 4th to give spooting a try and get your entry in.
PRIZE: A Portland goody bag, featuring some fun chocolates, coffees, goodies, and of course, books from one of my favorite Pacific NW cities.
And remember, harry booksellers at your own risk. Lovely people 99% of the time, but when unfed or overworked, they can be dangerous. Approach with chocolate and you should be safe.