What a Splendid Idea!

Looks like 15-20 authors are auctioning off something pretty cool on eBay.  If you win the auction (one auction per author), your name will be used in their next book!  I’d love to have my name in Stephen King’s next novel called CELL, but there’s no way I’ve got the disposable money to actually win the damn thing.

The authors are donating the money earned from the auctions to the First Amendment Project, which is a "nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition."  I hadn’t really heard of them prior to today, but they sound pretty cool and First Amendment rights are, in my humble opinion, the most important.

Posted on August 17, 2005, 16:10 By
2 comments Categories: books

2 thoughts on “What a Splendid Idea!

  1. Um what if your name just happens to be a famous one? Like Michael Bolton. And, you buy the rights to be a character who happens to be a no-talent assclown? Can Mr. Bolton come after you?

  2. Well sir, seeing as how I share my name with a (now retired) three-time Super Bowl ring holder, I could give two shits…

    Since I’m fairly certain that there aren’t a ton of Lance Nishihiras running around, the issue is moot for you.

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