Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Throwing a book at the president is NOT the way to get good publicity for your book

I am sorry to say that someone hurled a book at President Obama while he was visiting Philly on Sunday ... and that someone was apparently a FAN of the president's, just trying to ensure that Barack Obama had a copy of his new paperback book.

A misguided attempt at book promotion, to say the least.

According to a report today by The Associate Press, the Secret Service questioned and released the "overexuberant" fan of President Barack Obama who had tossed a paperback book near the president at a Philadelphia rally on Sunday. (The photo makes it look like the book was headed fairly close to Obama's noggin, however.)

Spokesman Ed Donovan said the man had written the book and hoped the president would read it. Donovan said agents concluded the man posed no danger.

Obama seemed not to notice the book that landed near him on an outdoor stage after he finished speaking to a large crowd Sunday. The president had turned his back to shake hands with people on another side of the stage.

Notice how the author's name was NOT MENTIONED. Book promotion attempt failed.

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