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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Media Moguls and the New Bookstore

By Julie Coulter Bellon

There is Christmas music on radio stations.

It’s madness I tell you. The day after Halloween, Christmas music started being played round the clock on several radio stations. I think they do it purposely to annoy people because you know by the time Christmas is over we will have heard every Christmas song ever sung at least 1000 times. Some media mogul that owns the stations playing Christmas music for two months straight is probably driving around pointing and laughing his head off at all the people he’s annoyed, and then for his own listening pleasure, he turns on his MP3 player to hear anything that isn't Christmas music. Or, perhaps the media mogul looks like Buddy the Elf and loves Christmas. Maybe he’s out there right now delivering Christmas-grams to all his friends with his radio stations blaring Christmas music in the background. And Mr. Media Mogul, if that is the case, and your only thought was to bring Christmas cheer to your friends the day after Halloween, then I profoundly apologize for calling you annoying.

Well, the good news is that I’ve started Christmas shopping and my goal is to have it all done before Thanksgiving this year. I even know where I’m going to start next Saturday because, in case you haven’t heard, there’s a new toy store and independent bookstore coming. It’s called Provident Book/Humdinger Toys and from the previews of the products they carry, it looks like a great place to start my Christmas shopping for my family.

The Grand Opening is next Saturday, Nov. 15th (661 W State, Pleasant Grove, UT) from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they will have a drawing for prizes valued at over $300, plus a 25% off coupon, and a ton of great authors doing signings throughout the day. I will post the updated author signing list as soon as I have it. I am currently scheduled to sign with the illustrious David G. Woolley and I can't wait to meet him personally.

For a preview of the toys and to download the 25% off coupon, go here

Bring your Christmas list. I know I’ll have mine!


At 11/06/2008 12:06 PM, Anonymous Free Discount Coupons said...

oh thanks for the list of other authors signing and their times. i like music so much, so i want to celebrate my christmas with music and lots of gifts and as you mention about a site from where i can purchase toy's with 25% off coupon thanks for that

At 11/06/2008 1:17 PM, Blogger Kerry Blair said...

It sounds like so much fun! I wish I could be there! My kind of store for sure.

But, Julie, you don't have to wait until Saturday to start your shopping! Start today at the Whitney Benefit Auction! In just five days we've sold autographed books, custom ties, gorgeous handmade jewelry, and a child's playmat. We have dozens of more great gifts -- and gift certificates for even greater gifts. (Anybody want to sit down face-to-face with a managing editor to pitch your product? Yeah, we'll have that up next week!) If you don't want to buy outright, you can bid on every item on eBay. (But you have to find them through our auction site.) The best part? Every single penny you spend Christmas shopping goes to everybody's favorite charity -- the Whitney Awards! (And we're not half as likely to have to beg you for money in January when nobody will have any.)

What would an ad be without a venue? Find us at www (dot) whitneybenefitauction (dot) com

I'm putting up new items every single day this month, so there will ALWAYS be something new. Check back every day or two so you don't miss the best stuff!

At 11/06/2008 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pitch, Kerry. I've already started buying Christmas presents, too. Primarily for myself, and getting everything my little heart desires. And guess where at? Yep! at www (dot) whitneybenefitauction (dot)com. Although I haven't heard any holiday music yet.


At 11/06/2008 4:28 PM, Blogger hi, it's me! melissa c said...

I refuse to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving! I just wont do it!!

At 11/07/2008 9:39 AM, Blogger Anne Bradshaw said...

I'm wishing I hadn't already got my Christmas presents! Maybe I should buy now for next year.

At 11/07/2008 6:38 PM, Blogger David G. Woolley said...

Sister Bellon:

It won't be pleasant. This won't be your usual have-some-chocolate-and-talk-book-and-make-nice signing. Not during the noon time slot. Its just you and me and toys, sister. Humdinger!

There is some good that will come of this. You force me to shower. Buy deodorant. My closest friends thank you for that.

David G. Woolley


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