Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Book Signing Revelation
I admit I'm a little bit jealous. Doesn't everyone want to have groupies - at least one or two - even if it's just your spouse and kids? But while I have no groupies, I do have a lot of fans and that is really gratifying. I didn't realize how many fans I had until Quest Software held a book signing for me at the PASS Summit two weeks ago.
We were giving away my most recent book, "Database Benchmarking" published by Rampant Press. I was really impressed with how long the line was to get a signed copy of my book. And then I learned the truth. It wasn't necessarily me they were excited about - it was the fact that Quest was giving the book away for free.
Of course, every technie knows that a free computer book is worth waiting in line for. So, at the end of the day, the attraction was the free book - not my signature. But the boost in my self-esteem, though short-lived, was still fun.
Quest also had, IMO, the most kickin' booth in a very exciting exhibit hall. There were lots of other great vendor displays there and a lot of great swag for everyone. It was really quite a lot of fun, assuming you like professional conferences.
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