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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-18-2017 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Editor's note: This topic has been started to post news and post-event reports from Leland Melvin's book signings for the new book Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.

A calendar of these events and other Melvin appearances is under Sightings.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-18-2017 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barnes & Noble is taking pre-orders for author-signed copies of "Chasing Space" (presently at 36% below the cover price).

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posted 03-18-2017 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting the link, Robert ... that's a pretty good deal.

BMacKinnon
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posted 03-18-2017 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert! I just pre-ordered mine! I was going to get it through Amazon. I always like a bargain!

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For collectors in the UK, Barnes & Noble will ship signed copies internationally for a very reasonable $12.98.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-10-2017 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regards to Barnes & Noble's signed copies, Leland Melvin wrote on Facebook:
For those that want a signed copy of "Chasing Space," I signed 750 books that you can preorder from Barnes & Noble.
In addition, in-person book signing events are now stating to appear on Sightings.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-24-2017 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now (May 24), the signed book is on sale at B&N for $17.49, what a deal!

Neil DC
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posted 05-24-2017 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Attended the book signing at Bookends in Ridegwood, NJ, last night. Leland Melvin answered questions from the audience.

Of particular interest were his beloved dogs which appear on the book covers. He managed to sneak them in for a special photo shoot at that time.

Leland then signed books and some things people brought. As ever the staff were very helpful taking photos of people with the astronaut. He is great speaker, so can certainly recommend attending one of his signings.

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I attended a lecture and book signing event during World Science Festival at New York University this past weekend, with both Leland Melvin and Mike Massimino.

Melvin related the setback of being grounded with an inner ear problem after an EVA training exercise, eventually being granted a waiver by a sympathetic flight surgeon, and his candid descriptions of space sickness.

Robert Pearlman
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Leland Melvin signed copies of his books (both "Chasing Space" and the "Young Readers Edition" of the same) at Space Center Houston today (March 1). In addition to applying to his signature, he also had a embossed emblem he applied to each book.

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That is one of the coolest things (watermark) I have seen.

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First time I ever saw one of these used was at Nancy Conrad's in person signings. I was at KSC and walked into the shop and saw Nancy sitting at a desk. Wanting a copy of "Rocketman" anyway, this was a perfect time to get a signed copy. Her stamp has a great image of Pete which I understand was originally drawn by either Pete or Nancy.

A great little bonus for in-person signings I think.

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