NaBloPoMo? No. GitRDunMo!

As most of you know, because I’ve tapped you to do some proof reading That's Naanor emailed asking you to zip over and check the price for poutine at a pataterie with no phone, we’re in the throws of book production on the new edition of . My hope (cross-your-fingers-the-printers-will-agree) is to have it in bookstores before Xmas.  And just to be clear, I will count 1 book in 1 bookstore on December 24th as success if I have to.  Though I’m hoping for better.Kickin' Promo Things

It’s actually pretty exciting – the book looks great and makes me hungry when I read it; we just got comped some fantastic promo pieces; and the team has come up with some really fun ideas to make the book even more useful and interesting.

Last week’s 28 hours whirlwind tour of 119 restaurants finished off the “site visits”, proving that most of the restaurants were still around… this is actually an issue no matter how recently they were checked. 119 Restaurants 28 Hours 1 Lex

Now I’m hustling to finishing up the last round of fact checking… you know the Working Stillpart where I phone every single restaurant to make sure they are 1. still serving the dishes we mention and 2. still fit into the CheapEats price range. Also a regular issue since the restaurants seem to change their menus and prices with little-to-no concern with where we are in the fact checking process.

CEOTButton-full-biteThat’s why I haven’t been blogging. It means that I’ve missed out on participating in , which I alluded to before, but I have decided to participate in GitRDunMo this November instead.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo? No. GitRDunMo!

  • November 18, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Lex. I’m so excited for the new cheapeats to come out. I have a couple of family members I want to give this to for xmas. Let us know when it should be in ottawa bookstores.

  • November 18, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    I will let you know! Trust me, I’ll be letting EVERYONE know as soon as I have a date, an approximate date, a tentative date. We’ll set up advanced purchase once we have a firm delivery date, so we can ship them out as soon as I carry the literal ton of books up to our third floor office. Woo HOO!


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