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    Default Sam is even an autograph innovator

    Was listening to the May 15th Adam Carolla Podcast, and he was talking about his east coast promo tour for his new book.

    Adam's publisher wanted him to stop by and sign 150 books. He was going to have to squeeze it into a packed day. Harper Collins told him it would only take 10 minutes. He told them they were crazy, it takes a lot longer to sign that many books.

    So he made his way over to Harper Collins' offices and walked into a room to sign the books and this is what he saw:



    Each book was placed so it helped keep another book open to the exact page to sign. It only took ten minutes to sign all 150.

    Why is this about Sam? When Adam mentioned it was a great idea, they told him Sammy Hagar had come up with it (Sammy's book publisher is part of Harper Collins). Adam went on to say that he thought Sammy puts out this drinker/stoner/everyman vibe but is secretly a brilliant business man. "Only guys who sell their companies for a hundred million dollars come up with ideas like this," Adam said. "Make the guy who makes $9 an hour lay all the books out just right, and Sammy can breeze through, walk around the table, and get back on the bus to fuck a groupie."

    Anyway, just thought it was funny, but also gives insight into Sammy's business sense. Time is money.

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    He's a brilliant business man with a great voice. He's found a way to combine the two very well.
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    Yeah cause having to open the books and sign them would really add about 4 hrs to the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Yeah cause having to open the books and sign them would really add about 4 hrs to the process.
    Iím scratching my head with this one too. Anytime many copies of anything need to be signed, including in business, itís done this way. Itís not really a genius or a new idea to have all copies open to the signature page in preparation for signing.

    Are they suggesting that in the history of mankind, no one thought of this until Sammy released his book a couple years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    I’m scratching my head with this one too. Anytime many copies of anything need to be signed, including in business, it’s done this way. It’s not really a genius or a new idea to have all copies open to the signature page in preparation for signing.

    Are they suggesting that in the history of mankind, no one thought of this until Sammy released his book a couple years ago?
    I'm sure some guy thought of it 10 years ago...

    ...only after thinking of it and seeing how "brilliant" an idea it was he realized that he was living in his parent's basement and that he was never going to write a book about his life in which he'd have to sign.
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    That is exactly the way I had Neil Zlozower sign all his VH books for all 3 of his visits here. It's the only way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    Are they suggesting that in the history of mankind, no one thought of this until Sammy released his book a couple years ago?
    Dave did it before Sam probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Dave did it before Sam probably.
    BULLSHIT!

    Sammy was the innovator! Fucking Rothtards always gotta shit in every thread don't they?!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Dave did it before Sam probably.

    And Sam's way is much too "cheesy".
    Utilize. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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    All I know is that according to Carolla, Harper Collins learned this from Sammy. It seems simple but Id never seen it.

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    Wasn't Jackie O head of or an editor for Harper Collins for a minute? It's hard to believe this wasn't/is a standard practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    He's a brilliant business man with a great voice. He's found a way to combine the two very well.
    100% agreed ! He's had a career that most would envy .

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