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Bookseller’s Bag 2: Electric Boogaloo

I have been informed that my comfort zone, my safety blanket, my beloved hidey-hole, my publisher Booktrope, is closing up shop as of May 31st, 2016. From here on in, I’m on my own.

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Juuuuuust kidding. OF COURSE I CAN. See, not everyone is thrilled about the effect this will have on their careers. Myself, I’m choosing to see it as an opportunity; an opportunity to drink my body weight in gin, an opportunity to return to my self-publishing roots, an opportunity to wallow in self-pity for a while (seriously, who doesn’t like a good wallow?), maybe even an opportunity to try my hand at being a high-powered publishing magnate. You know, with a suit and tie and a crocodile briefcase and a private jet and Italian hand-crafted shoes and a combat butler named Jeeves, and even though his name was Mike, I renamed him Jeeves, because JEEVES, obviously. And Mike-Jeeves makes tea on the quarter-of, delivered without comment but with one of those dry biscuits that no one ever actually eats. That’s what kind of publishing magnate I’m going to be. (What? You don’t know!┬áThere are stranger ideas. Like a llama on a trampoline. Ever seen that? That’s way weirder.)

Well, whatever happens, briefcase or no briefcase, Mike-Jeeves butler or no Mike-Jeeves butler, I’m sure I’ll be there, weirding it up just as happy as a greased pig. I don’t know where I got the idea that a greased pig must be happy. Sorry! Sorry!

I was rather overwhelmed by the sudden influx of messages on Twitter and Facebook (and texts to my phone, which is super-stalkery, you guys, stop it) from people offering condolences and help. It’s very sweet, but I think I should remind you. I’m really only good at one thing: being goofy on paper and getting paid for it. All that business and tech stuff? I will find someone to do that part for me. Marnie and the gang will live on. Well, most of them. Sorry. Too soon? Heh heh. WHAT? *ducks and runs*

Much love!

AJ XOXO

ps. Serious writers be serious, yo.

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