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So, you’ve published your book and you’re ready to get it out there. It’s time to set up some promotional events, particularly the ever popular book signing. Or, is it so popular? Well, it might be a positive experience, or it might not. But whatever the case, you, the author, must always put your best foot forward and make it the best book signing event possible. And, whoever comes, or doesn’t come; whoever talks to you at the event, or totally ignores you, you must always be pleasant, presentable and gracious. And there are some tips that you might want to consider when planning your book signing event.
Dinah Roseberry has written and published a few books. Consequently, she has some experience with book signings. Tabulating a list of key points to help new authors face this event with poise, Dinah has put together a very useful guidebook, How to Have a Successful and Fun Author Signing! As a published book author myself, and having endured many book signing events, I picked up a few interesting and innovative ideas from this book, things I might like to try with my next signing.
The key point in her presentation is exactly what the title says: to have fun. Regardless of the book signing’s success, it is an event that all published authors must endure from time to time. Knowing some key points, from the arrangement of the book signing event at a logical and effective venue, to promoting it, presenting it and being interactive with whoever enters the store, even if they don’t look like avid readers, will be beneficial. Face it: it’s a social event and it’s a way of promoting your books, even if you sell nothing at the book signing. May as well have fun while you do it.