John Flanagan’s Signing Visit To Booktopia In Pictures

by |September 20, 2013

John Flanagan is the mega-bestselling author of the Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband series’.

He visited Booktopia to sign 500 copies of his new book, The Royal Ranger.

UPDATE: 

SORRY, ALL THE SIGNED COPIES HAVE NOW SOLD OUT 🙁

This is his story.

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John looks happy doesn’t he. Optimistic even.

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Our own John and Chris joined him. As many of you know, John is 6ft 6 and wants to let you know his gut is actually an optical illusion caused by leaning back in the photo.

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John focuses, and whispers sweet nothings to his signing hand.

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And…. that’s a gigantic pile of books. But where is John?

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There he is!

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The mountain begins to crumble, book by book.

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John is doing so well, he’s showing no signs of…

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…author down! I repeat, author down! John, give us a sign that you’re okay.

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He’s alright people! His second wind is coming.

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Big inroads made by Flanagan. He has a heart as big as Phar Lap, and a far superior signing ability.

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He’s halfway, and going quicker than ever!

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A flurry of activity is John Flanagan, nothing can stop him! He looks like he won’t…

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…author down! The Flan Man is down again! John, give us a sign, anything!

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Oh we see. Well, look, John, our customers want signed books. So….

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Attaboy! He’s back. The third wind is always stronger than the second!

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He’s running on pure adrenalin now! Nearly there!

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And it’s the last book. 499 copies signed, one to go!

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And there it is. 500 copies signed, and an empty table greets the great man. Thanks John!

SORRY, SIGNED COPIES HAVE SOLD OUT

Click here to buy The Royal Ranger from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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