Monday, March 30, 2009

Book signings then and now

When I first became an author I thought book signings were all about meeting my public, finding out what they wanted, and making them happy.

Sorry public, I gave up on making you happy long ago.

Now it's all about not looking bad in front of the book store personnel. If that means begging everyone I know to come into the store then I will do it unashamedly. Because there is nothing worse than having the book store personnel think you are a friendless, readerless author who can't draw a crowd.

So, although I know it seems like I just told you about a book signing, (because I did,) now I'm telling you about another one. I'll be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe with super fun author Janni Simner doing readings and a signing.

This is your official invitation begging you to come!

Tuesday, March 31
7:00 PM

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283.


Danyelle L. said...

*sends my virtual self*

If only there wasn't about 2,000 miles between there and here.

*contemplates cutting and pasting the atlas* o:)

Good luck with your book signing!

Sarah M Eden said...

Okay, I can't claim a 2,000 mile separation, but I can't get to Tempe. I did, however, make a point of asking the first bookstore employee I ran into at B&N at Desert Ridge last week where you were holding your author signing. (He gave me a look like maybe I wasn't very bright, since your table was set up like 25 feet behind him. -- the things I do for fellow authors!) Good luck at Changing Hands!!

Anonymous said...

We will be there...I know how persuasive you can be!

Anonymous said...

That was me...Angela
I forgot to use my open ID, sheesh!

Kaferine said...

I'll be there if you ever make it to Washington state! :)

Alysa Stewart said...

If only it were a day later! I arrive in the Phoenix area on the 1st. :(

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks for the support, virtual and otherwise!

Anonymous said...

how long will you be having the signing for cause i have track then piano at 7 but if you'll still be there until like atleast 8:30 i WILL try my hardest to make it there!!!

Meredith said...

I will be there! I am bringing my sister-in-law and my sweet little niece. I can't wait!


Janette Rallison said...

It's always hard to say how long these things last. Generally I'd say an hour, but there are two of us doing readings so it may well last until 8:30.

I'll talk slowly just in case. Hope you can make it!

Sarah M Eden said...

I hope you really packed 'em in last night!!

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks to all who came! It was great!

Brenna said...

This has nothing to do with your blog post, but oh well. I think you'll forgive me. ;)

I just read Just One Wish today, and absolutely loved it. It was so sweet and funny and poignant. Keep up the awesome writing!

Enna Isilee said...

You're coming near me soon! I'll be there with JUST ONE WISH in hand. I'll bring my mama along this time too. :) I'm sure she'd be happy to see you.

Janette Rallison said...

I'll look for you! And thanks for the comment about Just One Wish. I liked it too. (I'm only slightly biased.)