Lately, my book selling world has been a bit bleak. The online bootleg versions of AM I BORING MY DOG have slowed to a trickle, as opposed to the torrent of thefts that first emerged the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I dutifully forward all the Google alerts of new ripoffs to my publisher, who forwards them to the legal department, which does… something. I assume.
The notices rarely even catch my attention anymore, although I was a bit startled by the following (Frankie is a very sensitive dog, so I’ve inserted a few asterisks):
i f**k my hot sister Megaupload MediaFire Hotfile & FileSonic …
Am I Boring My Dog And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew. Published By BinhSilicom | 3 January 2011
I’ve got to say, anyone who is attracted by those search terms is going to be gravely disappointed by my book. There’s a little coprophilia that might draw the “I eat my hot sister’s poop” crowd, but Frankie doesn’t engage in sexual relations with anyone in the book, sibling or stranger.
But there are a few things no bootleg version of the book can offer: A personal appearance by me and Frankie. Free wine. Other dogs. The owner of a dog gym. Benefits to a shelter and to a library. So I’m excited to announce…
For those who don’t know Arizona geography, Cave Creek is a semi-sleepy little town — with a very nice library, which will benefit from any book sales –in the desert just north of Scottsdale, where Foothills Animal Rescue, which will also benefit from the book sales, is located. Scottsdale is also home to Arizona Dog Sports, a gym for dogs, and owner Layne Kizler will be on hand to discuss all the anti-boredom activities she has on offer there.
More excitement: I’ll be staying at the Scottsdale Hotel Indigo. Frankie and I loved the totally pet friendly — no size limits, no extra fee — Hotel Indigo San Diego (see this post about last summer’s visit) and we’re really looking forward to our stay at the Scottsdale branch. Naturally, I’ll report back.
My own hot sister will not be in Arizona for these activities, but someone’s hot sister might very well be.