Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Countdown: 1: Book Signings

So it's finally time for my book signings!

I was lucky to have some help from my publisher, who called local bookstores and let them know about me. Then when I called to set up book signings, they already knew who I was. I think that helped to give me a little bit more credibility.

I have two book signings set up for next weekend. There's also a new tab on my blog that you can click to check out my future book signings. I spoke to a few other bookstores about signings next year, so hopefully that will pan out as well.

The book signings are scheduled. Now I need to remember to:

Ahead of time:
1) make bookmarks to set on the table
2) take over to the bookstores posters and flyers advertising the events

If I had more time, I would actually mail out postcards to people to let them know about the signings. But I'm short on time right now.

Day of:
1) bookmarks
2) sign-up sheet for newsletter
3) table
4) laptop (for showing the trailer)
5) extension cord (to plug in laptop, if necessary)
6) candy dish w/candy
7) gift bags for drawings
8) cookies for the bookstore staff!
9) books!

My fliers arrived today for the book signings. The ones I'm going to start giving out helter-skelter to get people to the signings. Across the top, they say, as they should: "Perilous Book Signings". I read it and giggled.

On another note, we've got two blogs on the blog tour today! You can check out Debbie's awesome review here, and Taffy's here!


Kittie Howard said...

Good luck, Tamara! Sounds like you're super organized. I'm sure the signings will be a success.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to hear how it all goes down! Good luck!

KarenG said...

More great reviews Tamara! And the cookies! Oh my goodness, I wish I were your neighbor.

Joanna St. James said...

Ha ha Karen you and Tamara should never be neighbours the rest of the town would go into a sugar coma from all the yummy cookies you bake.
Tamara you could send an ePostcard - If it wont look like spam and definitely take the books.
Good Luck and I hope it goes absolutely well for you.

Arlee Bird said...

Good luck with the signings. This is one of the things I think sound the most fun (as long as people show up!). I think it would be enjoyable meeting with readers face to face, hearing what they have to say, and signing their books for them.

Tossing It Out

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

YEAH!! I'm so excited for you! I wish I could see you sitting at your table. Take pictures!

Vicki Rocho said...

Ooooh! Cookie recipes! NUM! Really funny to see all the ingredients lumped together like that.

Best of luck with the signings this weekend!

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