With any new experience on our writing journey, it is always best to prepare and gather assistance from more experienced authors and writers. Although, I have attended several author readings, this coming Saturday 7th June, will be a new venture for me. A book signing!
While my publisher, Dream Write Publishing, will be present and has organized the promotional element as well as the initial contact with the venue’s owner’s, there are still several things I can do too.
The first is to ensure I have my own ‘book signing kit’. This will comprise of several pens, book marks, visual representations of the book, which in this instance is my Rumble soft toy for Rumble’s First Scare, a mailing list sign up sheet, a pre-order sheet for my next children’s book, a copy of a child’s review of Rumble, business cards, a notepad to write down the spelling of people’s names – this ensures the book has a nice signature and not a scribbled correction!
Other tips I have found include:
Not sitting behind the table but standing and engaging with visitors by introducing yourself.
Handing your book to people/children so they can take a look.
Get someone to take photos of you signing the book. This is great for future promotion. You can even send copies to purchasers via their email address, if they so wish.
Take into consideration, where you will sign in the book – the most common is on the title page. Ensure illustrations or text are not covered.
Ask whose name you should inscribe (ask for spelling) and also personalize the message, either in regards to the venue or have a few phrases you can alternate.
Have you attended a book signing?
Do you have any tips to share?
Details of the book signing:
Venue: Leduc Artisan Market, Bay 2, 5110 – 50th Street, Leduc, AB, T9E 6Z6
Saturday June 7th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Check out our event on Facebook
The Market promotes local artisans including some Dream Write authors – come by and say hi – get your book signed and enjoy 10% off your purchase!
There will be other author’s represented by DWP attending with their own books. Karen Probert – Fragments of Lives and Beth Rowe – Bird of Barjag are confirmed along with yours truly. Other authors are expected to confirm this week. Check the facebook event page.
June 3, 2014 at 9:47 am
Interesting worthwhile tips and I hope your day is an amazing success Wish I was there! We are so lucky to have an amazing publisher!!! Go Girls!
June 3, 2014 at 7:13 am
Reblogged this on chrismcmullen and commented:
Some good tips here. 🙂
June 3, 2014 at 7:12 am
Good luck. 🙂
June 3, 2014 at 7:32 am
Thanks Chris – it will be an adventure! Thank you for re-blog – much appreciated
June 3, 2014 at 5:13 am
A friend of mine went all out for his book signing, dressing up in colonial era garb and offering a free, signed copy to anyone who showed up also in costume. It was a huge success and great fun.
June 3, 2014 at 6:30 am
That sounds like so much fun!
June 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm
Like! Like! Like! Thanks so much for this awesome post! AND thanks for your ongoing inspiring support for other authors and your publisher 🙂
June 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm
LIke! Like! Like! This is an awesome post – thanks for your inspiring support to all authors and your publisher! 🙂
June 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm
It is always a pleasure to support my fellow wordsmiths and obviously my publisher, without whom, I would not be published in the first place!