It is so hard to get back into the swing of regular posts after the story contest. Especially since I’m eyebrow deep in reviewing and commenting on those stories, and reading Whitneys, and a few other things I’ve volunteered to help out with.
So today, I’m going for an easy question:
1What do you think of those giant book signings at Barnes & Noble and Borders, etc. where there are as many as 30 authors there at one time? 2Is that a good thing for a debut author? 3Wouldn’t my book be overshadowed by all the competition?
1. Love them!
3. Maybe. But in reality, no matter how many authors are at your signing, your book is still competing against EVERY BOOK IN THE STORE. On the plus side, at these big events you’re going to get a lot more traffic at your table than you could generate by yourself. More traffic = greater potential to sell books. Yes, you may be a little fish but swimming in a bigger pond means you’re getting exposure. So dress nice, put on a smile, and go for it! (What have you got to lose? It’s not like those bigger fish will eat you!)