I actually felt like kind of a dork for this... even though it's basically good...
The last week and a half has been exceptionally busy, with life, work and book events. Three of the book events I had on the coming schedule (for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday nights), were non-retail venues, i.e. not at bookstores. On Friday and Saturday before this, I was at the Bloody Words Convention, and on Sunday I did a signing at a Chapters store.
On Saturday the book vendor at Bloody Words sold out of my book Blood and Groom. I had a few copies at home, so I rushed back to get them, and Don Longmuir sold all my extra copies as well.
The book sold out - good right?!? Yes indeed. Except...
I can order my own book from the publisher and get a discount, but it takes a few says to get them (even though the distributor's warehouse is here in Toronto, it's wayyyyy the hell on the outskirts of the city). And just as a rule, I always like to have a few copies of my book on hand.
I realized on Sunday morning that - Oh Crap! - even if I ordered books first thing Monday morning, I wouldn't actually receive them in time for my events on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
So, on Sunday, while I was doing the bookstore signing, I bought a bunch of copies of my own book!!! I wonder what the bookstore staff thought of this ("Hey, she's buying her own book just to boost sales... what a loser!")