So that author signing at Barnes & Noble, the one I had to cancel due to a conflict? Well, it’s back on. Yay! People will come and buy my book! June 18th, 3-7pm at the Valley View Mall in Roanoke, VA.
Egads! People are going to ask hard questions.
The odd thing about signings is that you’re selling a few books in order to meet more people and create more fans. Typically, you don’t sell a lot of books at a signing. Unless you’re a big name author, the days of a line of people jostling for the chance to shake your hand and get a book are over. If I’m lucky, ten people will show up and maybe 3 will buy the book.
So, we build. Three more fans talk about the book, and maybe three of their friends decide to give it a try and order it online. They like it, and manage to convince three more of their friends to order. It’d slow, yeah, but word of mouth is your best weapon as a young author. Sure, social media helps a lot as well, but there’s nothing like dropping a new author when your friends are complaining about the latest King novel. “Have you heard of so-and-so?” is one of the best things someone like me can hear. It helps.
Good to know, right? Took me four years to learn the power of the word.
Also, another reminder. Amazon has the ebook of Corruptor for sale at a cheap $2.99 right now. And don’t worry if you don’t own a Kindle, you can always download the free Kindle reader to your computer to read it.