So, I had my first book signing this month. Luckily for me it was a very casual laid back affair. I would have felt completely awkward with any kind of crowd. My neighbor and friend, who runs the local lumber store in our small town, graciously agreed to host me in a combination wine tasting and book signing event.
If you are not familiar with small town Manitoba, one of the things that separate it from the urban cities is that small town businesses like grocery and lumber stores can be a licenced Liquor Mart retailer.
Armed with a box of books and boxes of cheese and crackers and some one-bite brownies (that we were fancy enough to serve out of the boxes), I was set up at a table sandwiched between displays, a stack of boxes, and shelves.
Although it was a Wednesday, we failed in advertising it in advance (my printer is DOA), and it is a very small town, we had a fairly steady stream of traffic – for a small town lumber store on a Wednesday night.
We got to visit with neighbors who we seldom see, and I even sold a few books. Seven books, in fact. Much more than I thought I would.
I call this first ever Sanford wine tasting and book signing event a success. I even left signed copies behind on sale on consignment.
We discussed doing a second book signing before Christmas. Maybe this time I’ll find a way to print up some posters in advance.
It’s small, and it’s a start, but even the writers who are big today started small somewhere. With luck, I’ll find more nooks and crannies to have book signings over winter.
Maybe I’ll even sell another seven books.
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