Last week I popped down to Omaha, NE, where I spoke to a group of Reference USA's customers, a group of reference librarians from around the country. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was a good warmup for what happens next month. Over four weeks I am doing six talks in five states, of which Gene is joining me for three. We've also been rapidly signing up speaking engagements for next year. It's nice to be in demand. In fact, I wish I could free up even more time for speaking, because I really enjoy it. Sadly, each day I speak is one fewer vacation day from my day job, and I need to reserve some for my family.
The next thing to think about doing is book signings at book stores. That would require an actual tour, which maybe I can start integrating with my speaking schedule. It all sounds very complicated and I'm not clear on the value. If you're an author and have something to say on the subject please drop me a line - I'd love to get some input. And of course if you want me and/or Gene to come speak at your event or gathering in 2006 let us know.