I should probably be reading more articles like this one describing how Jackie Davies did this great job at a bookstore promoting her new book The Lemonade War. You'd think this kind of thing would inspire me, wouldn't you? Oh, no. Not at all. I'm just left trying to repress the memories of many of my own book signings.
Actually, I was recently contacted by a bookstore (can't tell you how seldom that happens here) and asked if I'd do an appearance with Davies and another author. I had to pass because we'd already committed to going to a wedding that day. After reading this article I'm glad because all I bring to book signings is a pen, and how lame would that be compared to a lemonade stand and chocolate chip cookies?
Sigh. I'm doing a couple of readings at a middle school tomorrow night. I was thinking of looking in the office for my business cards tomorrow. You know, so I won't be totally empty-handed.
Are you reading Happy Kid! You could hand out happy face stickers, pencils, etc. Bonus if you can find the ones with the sad face.
See, that's exactly the kind of thing I should be thinking of. I will definitely keep that in mind for next time.
I did find my business cards, though. I'm going to hand them out (if I don't forget) and tell everyone they're welcome to take part in next month's book give away at my website. Which I haven't told anyone about yet. But I'll be having one.
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