May 08, 2006



More booky items:

(a) I'm told we're on the third printing now and that they're making plans for a fourth. As a lot of people have pointed out, Amazon appears to have run out of stock. They're supposed to get some in any time now. Barnes & Noble is still shipping in 24 hours. And of course, there's always Little Type. I've also heard of some long waiting lists at local stores. I'm sorry about that. I think they're going to make more any time now.

(b) According to E! Online, King Dork is a "guilty pleasure." (So are the Gilmore Girls, Ane Brun, That's Entertainment, the Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, and Kenny Rogers.)

(c) Larry has posted his Punk Planet column about King Dork on his blog.

(d) People are yelping. Whitney Matheson's USA Today piece is linked on the Yahoo front page under the headline "punk rocker has a hit with kids' book."

(e) check me out in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Buffalo News, and Bookloons.

(f) Lizz the Word worm says: "I read a review of it in Entertainment Weekly while I was at the grocery store with Mom yesterday and it looks awesome..."

Also, I posted some new shows/appearances/what's-its: the Northwest trip is still sorting itself out, but there are some solid dates, believe it or not. I'll be back later to explain more.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 8, 2006 03:24 PM | TrackBack

Just a couple of minutes ago (at 12:35 p.m. Monday) saw King Dork at number two on Amazon YA list. It trails only the SAT book. Congratulations.

Posted by: paul at May 8, 2006 08:38 PM

nice to hear it's likely going into its 4th printing. i live in the UAE and went to my local bookstore to order it in the other day. they told me it's going to take 3 weeks. if it's selling as well as you say then i'm skeptical i'll ever hear back from them. ima still cross my fingers though.

Posted by: Mike at May 8, 2006 08:59 PM

I knew one day you'd blow up, just thought it'd be an album/song and not a book. Amazing, 25 years of awesome music gets virtually ignored then one book and BLAMMO every publication is singing your praises and Conan O'Brien is calling on the phone. Congrats man, diligence (*Devil Head) has paid off.

Posted by: Zaphod at May 8, 2006 09:44 PM

Seriously, who saw this coming? Book readers are smarter than music listeners I guess.

Where did you find all of these semi-hot girls?

Posted by: josh at May 9, 2006 12:38 AM

Semi-hot? That girl is gorgeous, and she's got great taste in books!

Posted by: Jay at May 9, 2006 02:55 AM

Sorry about how screwed up the NW thingy has been thus far, Frank. Rebekah and I's efforts have been relentless, diligent, concerted, and so far, pretty much ineffective. People around here seem to have this problem where they act all excited about something, and then disappear when you need them to act on their excitement. I just want you to know that we are trying hard to make this little trip something worthwhile, despite what seem to be pretty negligible results.

Posted by: Eric Peabody at May 9, 2006 10:36 AM

Hey Dr. Frank,

Any plans for a southeast trip for a book signing? Or gigs?

Posted by: Shane Snider at May 9, 2006 03:30 PM