Tag Archives: Bookselling

Author Tips for the Day of Your Book Signing or Book Reading

It is hard work to set up a book signing .  Once it has paid off, the work doesn’t stop there.  It is still important to make a good impression on your fans, bookstore shoppers who may buy your book (and, potentially, become new fans), and the bookstore, itself. Make sure that you bring an easel and a large poster of yourself and your book.  If you have a positive newspaper clipping, put it in a frame, and keep it at your signing table; if you Read More +

How To Set Up Book Signings

Book signings can be a great tool to promote your self published book.  A lot of work goes into setting up book signings, so you should be prepared to invest a lot of time and energy into the process. Larger bookstores will often schedule their book signings months in advance, so make sure that you contact the bookstore well ahead of the time that you are hoping to hold the event.  Start by making a list of stores and phone numbers.  It is easier to Read More +

Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Self Publish

When considering whether or not to self-publish your book, keep in mind that traditional publishers publish much less than 1% of all unsolicited manuscripts they receive each year. Many industry insiders estimate the amount to be 0.1%. If you fall into the 99.9% that they reject, you will probably be very frustrated with that process, but you won’t be alone. With self-publishing, you take control of your own destiny. Make your book a success yourself! Here are a few questions you may want to ask Read More +