3 S.R. Johannes: "What the Tarnations?" Thursday

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"What the Tarnations?" Thursday

Cool & Crazy Marketing
People do some really creative things to market their books. Check out what this author did to turn some heads while he was on a book tour. Hopefully it sold some books.

"What the Tarnations is goin' on?" Thursday

These are so crazy - the title will say it all. have fun!

Fish eats phone and it still works (this is just disgusting. I mean ATT gives phones away for free now. Do we need to use this one? Sounds fishy to me :)

Thief targets valuable roof materials via Google Earth (really? would I not hear them clomping on my roof ripping off shingles? Makes me so mad, it sends me through the roof.)

Toilet heated to stop buttock freezing (is this an issue? Is there a market for this? Port-o-potties could use them.)

Sarcasm diagnoses dementia (Oh let me put that on my list of docs to see. A sarcasmologist? Guilty as charged.)

Dog Poo DNA test - (really? we don't have anything better to worry about. This stinks.)

Chimp writes memoir Oh great! I'll just go jump off a bridge now (a low one b/c im scared of heights.) Do I have to be a monkey's uncle to get a book published? I'm gonna end on this note. I need to stop monkeying around and get back to my book.

Tommorrow: Round up and Contest update!


Suzanne Young said...

Oh, gosh. The sarcasm one is great! haha.

Kelly Polark said...

I like the rockin' van! If this van's speedin, get to yer readin'!
Fun stuff!

Heidi Willis said...

what a great van! i can't help wonder how many books he's going to have to sell to pay that off, though!

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine how that van could possibly sell books. I mean, it's eye-catching but I don't think I'd be all--"Hmmm, now that's a book I have to read," while I idled behind him at a stop light...But then again, it did get him so press. And onto your blog. So what do I know?

Carrie Harris said...

I've been to Lima on numerous occasions, but I didn't see the van. I feel gypped now.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my gosh ... those are REAL?! Hilarious!!!!

King of my Throne said...

BOOKMOBILE, my first thought was a van that brought books to needy children. Marketing extreme,yes. But whatever it takes.

Tabitha said...

O-kay. Painting your van to match your book is just crazy. That is, unless you only plan to write one book, ever. Cause what happens when you sell your next book? Split the van in half and slap on a new cover? :)

Sherrie Petersen said...

We considered getting a heated toilet seat for my son for Christmas. He spends an amazing amount of time in the bathroom...reading, of course!

King of my Throne said...

Fish eats phone... showed that to dear hubby(he is a fish biologist) and kids. We all laughed! Thanks.

Robyn Campbell said...

I need a van!! :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

I like your coining of 'sarcasmologist.' I think that is what my husband is, but I've never been able to name it until now.