TITLE: Bought a struggling writer’s book
Date: Jan. 21, 2010
Explanation of the act: I bought a novel from its author. I never buy novels – I get them out of the library for free. And this wasn’t even the sort of novel I usually read.
I went to a talk (on a related subject) given by the author, and she had some of her books with her. Although the talk ran long and she didn’t get to publicize her book before the event was over, I stayed and supported her efforts as an independent publisher by purchasing her book.
Event: Bought a novel
Reactions: She thanked me and offered to autograph it for me. (She wrote that she appreciated the support when she signed my copy.) I sent her an email after I finished reading it to say how much I enjoyed it, and she sent me a nice note back.
Would I do it again? Yes
Time: 5 minutes for her to autograph it and take my money