What do you take to a book signing except the obvious of course—books! Do you take candy to attract the prospective purchaser? Or swag and other giveaways like glossy cover flats and bookmarks.
I know we all struggle with how to promote a new book, and I’m in the same sinking ship with a book that is very special to me starring my vampire hero who is also am accomplished pianist and an English lord due for release soon. It’s called Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody and will be published The Wild Rose Press. This is the cover.
Now back to the subject at hand: book signings. Do you stand and try to draw people in or sit and try to make eye contact with the potential reader?
I’ve had some pretty disappointing book signings. I’m not very good at standing and hawking my books and usually meet with unsatisfactory results when I do. I even take little individually wrapped scented votives with a card stapled to them, but people seem to think these are for special persons or purchasers and shy away from them.
So authors, any book signing advice? Reader input would be wonderful on what attracts them to an author’s table