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Re: Book Signing Question by Tracy on 6 March 2003 8:29am
comfortable shoes, and since you have a book you'll have something to do. i've never met michael but have expirience waiting in line for hours and hours for stuff like that! its sooo worth it
Re: Book Signing Question by dbruckne on 7 March 2003 12:13am
Thank you all the wonderful responses. Wow, he talks to you!!! What does he ask? Now I'm not going to be able to sleep for a month.
My wife just gave me permission to buy his new book (money is a little tight right now). ONE LAST QUESTION: Do I need to wait until April 10th to purchase the book, or can I go ahead and pick it up.
Re: Book Signing Question by peripatetically on 7 March 2003 2:16am
You may buy in advance. After all, you pay for it one way or another. If you do , you won't have to stand around waiting to buy it if the line if different from the line to get it signed. On the other hand, you'll have to lug it with you. But---you'll be ahead of the game and be able to get the autograph earlier if you are pressed for time for another appointment or transportation or lunch or a date or a shower or sore feet, or, or, or, or, or... It's nice to buy there, but not necessary. It is a little cheaper if you get it at the signing , though. At least it was in the USA(DC venue).
Re: Book Signing Question by Diamond on 7 March 2003 2:39am
michelle - the best advice yet to all who go to a book signing anywhere in the world!

Wish I lived in the usa right now somewhere along the route Michael is taking preferably !!


Re: Book Signing Question by Miss-M on 7 March 2003 6:50am
Thanks, Lyn!

Michelle :)
Re: Book Signing Question by ellenpc on 7 March 2003 2:53pm
I agree with you all and especially to Patty's comment.... "Don't take advantage of the man, he hates to disappoint..", couldn't have put it better meself! :^}

When Di, John and I got to meet Michael in Wellington he was very keen to speak to each person and thank them for coming. He is very keen to make sure he's made the dedication out correctly for you and as others have said will try to put something special in each.

One chap in the queue after us staggered up with, I kid you not, hardback copies of ALL the travel series, 'Hemmingway's Chair', 'Life of Michael', Sahara, Inside Sahara and what looked like 'The History of Dooune Castle'!! We personally thought that was REALLY pushing it, but Michael signed them all the same, even though the publisher was beginning to look a bit stressed beside him.

Re: Book Signing Question by gumby on 8 March 2003 8:31am
Having met Michael on his last book signingI learned first hand that he will sign other books. At the place I went to when we purchased Hemingway we where first in line and then he signed for others. I was lucky ("smart") enough to be wearing a Holy Grail t-shirt when he commented "nice shirt" and I asked him if he could sign it and he was more then willing to do so....just remember be polite when asking...Michael is a very geniunely nice person
Re: Book Signing Question by hoggle10 on 8 March 2003 5:04pm
Hello all:-)

Does anybody know if Michael ever plans to come to Edinburgh for a book signing, or did I just completely miss out???

Re: Book Signing Question by pandk2 on 9 March 2003 3:56am
Well ,hate to rain on your parade, but when I got my Hemingway book signed in Melbourne a few years ago, they wouldn't let anyone get anything else signed at all...had to buy the book on the spot, even if you already had one!

That was done by the shop involved though, not Michael i don't think...

We took photos though and he was just lovely....comfy shoes is a great idea too...I had a four hour wait!
:) Karen
Re: Book Signing Question by Rusted on 9 March 2003 5:56am
I suppose it all depends on the store, then!

It sounds like the best plan is just to bring a copy of Sahara or buy one there, and then if you want something else signed, bring it just incase he will (which sounds likely)...but be sure to have a copy of Sahara inhand as well.

Karen, did they make you buy a copy even if you had a copy of "Hemingway Adventure" (which is the Hemingway book I'm assuming you're refering to, not the novel) with you to be signed??? That would be silly!! LOL!

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