Really good information here… Have to share! Thank you Chris!
By Chris Mandeville
The Author Book signing: you sit behind piles of your gorgeous books, surrounded by adoring readers who buy your books and have you autograph them. Awesome right? But unfortunately not always realistic.
Unless you are very famous, book signings can be dull affairs where the author sits alone twiddling her thumbs, smiling nervously and hoping someone will stop to chat. When someone does stop, it’s indeed awesome to connect with that person, even if they don’t buy a book. But frankly there can be a lot of time spent sitting alone.
Before a signing I find myself anticipating this “alone time,” and not in a good way. Normally when I have a quiet moment to myself I use it to write or brainstorm. But at a signing I can’t be writing or lost in thought because I won’t look inviting and approachable to potential visitors, and those…
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