I have to say I love my local grocery store.
But my local grocery store, Harps, was started in 1912 or something like that by a small family. Since then they've grown to 55 stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
Quite by accident, I discovered they set up book signings for local authors, and local authors only. A friend mentioned to me that she saw a book signing at the grocery store. Really??? Why didn't I think of that? So I emailed their corporate office. Within a day I had a response, requesting a copy of my book and giving me the phone number of the distribution manager.
I called her and we set up a meeting. I walked out of that meeting with 16 book signings set up in 8 different stores, all within 30 miles of my house. The BEST PART? She did all the work. She's the one who will contact the different store managers and tell them what day I'm coming.
Seriously. It doesn't get better than that.
Live around here? My schedule's on the Author Sightings tab.
Next I'll be contacting the other grocery store chains around here.