Author and friend Dan Alatorre shared a most informative post on his recent experience of doing a book signing. Dan offers up some invaluable tips on how to prepare for a book signing and what ‘to and not to’ do.
10 Winning Strategies For Your Author Event
HOW do you make your author event a WINNER?
I’ll tell you.
As an indie author OR a trad author, you’ll hear about events where you can sell books. Readings at book stores. Writer conferences. Craft shows. Book fairs.
Whether you have done them before or never done one ever, here are a few tips – in no particular order – to make your experience successful.
Signing autographs is fun!
And awkward. After a while it’s like signing your credit card receipt for dinner at Golden Corral – you just do it and don’t think much about it. But the first few times, yeah, it’s weird.
Have a Sharpie and a regular pen and ACT LIKE YOU SIGN AUTOGRAPHS ALL THE TIME. Try to act that way, anyway. You are a real life author – and fans want that ambiance. BTW, if you are signing a book and they want it made out to their sister, have a notepad handy and get the correct spelling of her name – or you may end up doing it twice – and they aren’t buying the misspelled one. . .Continue Reading
Source: 10 Winning Strategies For Your Author Event | Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR
12 thoughts on “10 Winning Strategies For Your Author Event | Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR”
Wow, Deb, great reblog! Very informative, and I love the humor. Thanks so much. Shared across my pages 🙂 ❤
Thanks T. I thought it was so informative and entertaining, just had to share. Thanks for re-sharing as always. xo ❤
Great share Debby.. x
Thanks Sal. 🙂 xo
Wonderful article. I ran into Dan a while ago and forgot to follow up. Thanks for re-introducing him.
Thanks Jacqui. I thought it was a great post for all authors to prepare 🙂
Great note about bringing a change of clothes. I appreciated reading Dan’s tips! You’re looking out for us, Deb 🙂
Thanks Christy. I try and share the goodies I come across. 🙂
Hello Debby! Thank you for sharing this article. Although I’ve done several book signing/Readings it’s always great to read of ways to improve the experience. 🙂 xx
HI Vashti! Glad you found this helpful. I know I did too. 🙂 ❤
something for the future methinks. will book mark for later consumption
I thought you might, lol. 🙂