Coming soon: Eat, Pray, Love-inspired jewelry, according to Galleycat:
According to WWD, the LA-based jewelry company Dogeared will design the fashion line. Readers and viewers can buy the merchandise at Fred Segal and ABC Home, and prices will range between "$20 to more than $100." In addition, the company will provide similar merchandise for Sex in the City 2 ...
This got me thinking about merchandise tie-ins for my book. What would be the logical options? Um. Tacky t-shirts. Tourist action figure (Now whips out the camera 3 times faster!). Postcards. Beer bottles or coasters, maybe. Pastries, definitely. Yes, that's it: E5BID-branded croissants! Any bakers who read this should call me to talk numbers, make deals, plan strategy. Big money awaits! Mega-profits guaranteed!!Some other ideas for merchandise tie-ins for famous travel books:
- A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson): hiking boots, freeze-dried meals, bear spray
- The Innocents Abroad (Mark Twain): cigars, random bones of random saints
- Assassination Vacation (Sarah Vowell): replica of Ford's Theater, grassy knoll, wind-up toy of singing-dancing assassin
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson): um, nothing that would be legal to sell
- Skating to Antarctica (Jenny Diski): mittens. Thick, super-insulated, Gore-Tex mittens.
- A Year in Provence (Peter Mayle): pastis glasses, piece of sheetrock
- Heat (Bill Buford): chef's toque, knives, book of Dante
- Via Twitter, from @CGTravels: Into The Wild: emergency snacks
- Global Soul (Pico Iyer): Skymall gift card, recipe for Korean Tandoori Calamari Tacos
- Anything by Calvin Trillin: bib, Pepto-Bismol
- An Irreverent Curiosity (David Farley): Um ... Italian vocabulary flash cards. (Wait, what were you expecting me to say?)
- Round Ireland with a Fridge (Tony Hawks): magnets, Tupperware, baking soda, Roisin's phone number