This is an excellent article on planning a book signing. I am taking notes and planning my first event. I want it to be an upbeat fun experience, this looks like it would make that happen! Thank you, Dan Alatorre, for this post! I am sharing it!
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You finally worked up the nerve to ask a real, live bookstore to have you sign books at an event!
Okay, you emailed them.
But they replied and now you have a signing event! Woo hoo!
A real live event.With people.
Or worse, maybe with NO people.
I can hear your heart pounding from here. You’ve heard horror stories about signings. Nobody came. Nobody bought a book…
Yeah , that can happen. IF YOU DON’T PLAN FOR A SUCCESSFUL EVENT.
It can happen even if you DO plan. So what do you do? After all, for the most part you tend to be humiliation-averse.
Good thing I was here!
I have 9 tips for what you need to make your signing a hit, plus some bonus tips for before and after the event, and a few planning/social media suggestions.
The biggest thing to…
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