My New Published Author Haircut

malcolm-gladwell-3Today I revealed some news on Facebook that I’m really, really excited about: My book about Kickstarter will be published by Berrett-Koehler in 2015.

Being a published author has been a lifelong dream of mine. I always pictured (and hoped, in a way) that the book in question would be a novel, but the fates have decided otherwise.

And that’s probably a good thing. A novel lets people escape the real world, but the book I’m writing about Kickstarter is all about helping people realize their dreams through crowdfunding, and in a way that adds value to everyone involved.

A while ago I mused that if I became a published novelist, I would need to get novelist hair–something along the lines of a big, bushy beard like Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin.

But I’m not publishing a novel–this is a work of nonfiction along the lines of a Malcolm Gladwell book (probably the most accurate comparison is Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness). So there’s a whole new set of hairstyles to consider. They have to exude a sort of nonchalant intelligence.

I haven’t received the official author guide from my publisher yet, but I can only assume it’s full of recommended hair styles. In the meantime, I’m open to suggestions.

7 thoughts on “My New Published Author Haircut”

  1. Well, first of all, congratulations are in order, Jamey. As to your query, well, considering BK is a progressive publisher, may I suggest a Jack Kerouac?

  2. Go bald or go home, Jamey. (Which essentially means “stay home,” I guess, since you work from home and almost definitely read blog replies from there as well.)

    Really though, what better personal publicity could you get though, than having hundreds of people ask you why you shaved your head?


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