First of all, I feel major relief that it’s over – the first one, that is. 🙂
I researched how to do it, what to bring, where to have it and who to invite.
I went to other book signings to see the action.
One might think what’s all the fuss? Set up a card table, pile on some books, and go at it!
Sounds good but I’m an over-planner, insecure as I am.
And there actually are proper preferred guidelines/suggestions.
Google probably will give me some kind of award for “googling” the most on one subject! But it’s interesting how many different opinions there are out there.
Where I held the book signing was first. I picked the place but didn’t even know if they had signings there. It is a nice pub/café type venue. My pastor knew the owner so introductions were made. The rest is history. Bob couldn’t have been nicer to work with.
Of course I used every social media sight I had to convey the time and place. I even designed and hung a couple of posters in various spots. For those not on social media with me, I handed out a few post cards.
Prior to the day, being a list person, I made mine.
That day, I packed up and headed out. My friends Jean and Becky were my right-hand (wo)men! I couldn’t have done it without them. Well maybe I could have but I wouldn’t want to!
Set up was easier and quicker than I had hoped for, and we were ready!
Friends from church along with passerby’s came in and out over the two-hour span. I felt the love! I even met another new author.
All in all, I sold 19 books. Not bad for two hours.
Now I can relax . . . before I start planning the next event. 🙂
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