Over the weekend I did my first signing in a national chain bookstore. I’m not going to lie, it felt good. In some people’s eyes placement in those types of stores legitimizes you.
I feel like I’m legit wherever I go. However I will say that being able to say wherever books are sold certainly does help.
I thought I prepared for the signing. I sent promo material that didn’t make it to the bookstore. At first I was disappointed because I wanted to have some awarness before I actually came to the store. That plan fizzled quickly.
I regrouped and did what I normally do.
Engage with the people.
I must have handed out over a hundred bookmarks and had a short conversation with nearly every person that walked in the bookstore.
I enjoyed the two hours I spent at the store. The staff was incredible and the people that came into the store listened to my spiel. I couldn’t have been happier.
I’m planning on going back in the near future.
Next time I do a signing we have to order more books and I’m hoping to sell out again.
The tour rolls on…