Thursday, August 16, 2007

King Sighting

Shelf Awareness had a small item this morning about an incident that occurred on Tuesday which made me smile.

"Traveling unannounced in Alice Springs, Australia, Stephen King quietly signed six copies of his books in a Dymocks store on Tuesday and was reported to the staff by a customer for 'defacing' books."

The manager of the store, Bev Ellis followed King out of the building to Woolworths where she introduced herself. King introduced her to his companions, and they spoke for a few minutes before she left the group to continue their shopping.

6 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...

Technically he should have asked permission first, but it does make a cute story.

Mitz said...

Well, technically, yes.
But I wonder if the customer who complained recognized him?

Gretchen said...

I think it's a really funny story! Who would really whine about Steven King signing a book? Well, from the story, at least one person. :)

I'll be more than happy to take any of those six "defaced" books off their hands.

Maya Reynolds said...

Stephen, Mitzi and Gretchen: David emailed me with a link to a BBC story on the incident here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6949300.stm.

[Giggle]

David Roth said...

Should have known that you had already seen the story when I sent you that link LOL. I saw the story and remembered that we had just commented on your BLOG about King's comments about JK Rowling, and thought it would interest you - hadn't seen your blog yet LOL

D.

Maya Reynolds said...

David: Not to worry. I always appreciate people sending me interesting items. There are days when it's hard to find something that isn't deadly dull to write about.