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.
2) sign-up sheet for newsletter
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!
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!