Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tip O'Day #255 - Book Signings

Guest blogger Deb Peters has a different viewpoint on book signings.

I don't normally have my book signings at a book store, because I feel it is so impersonal and the book store only does it so people will buy a book – one you brought or one from their store. I have something different each time and I get all kinds of responses. I also get new readers who might not have known I existed. With me, you get to know the author and what drives her to write time after time in different genres for all different ages. Meeting me is like going to a book store but more personal. I am very outgoing and love people. I will not get offended if you do not buy my book. In fact, I will tell you which libraries my books are at. I want the reader to enjoy my books while I am still alive.

So what is a book signing to me? It's where you get to meet the author and learn about all their books. If you like one or two and you have the money, you can buy one. If the author sells out, they can order you one. If you already have one, bring it along, and the author signs every book sold and ordered and delivers it back to the reader. If you use reading devices to read, maybe you can just meet the author and let them know you liked or loved it.

Dixon says: It's interesting having followers from different genres in different countries - India, New Zealand, Germany, England, Denmark... The picture here is from Kosovo.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I found myself introducing my work to quite a few new people.

    On a side note I'm reading some children's picture books I wrote and drew the pictures for May 12th. I made The Big's Tree House and the Big's myself and then I am planning on passing out posters from the first book in the story. I have two different libraries this spring that I plan to read at.