Tag Archives | Book Signing

How to Survive in a Bookstore as an Author

I’ve worked in bookstores on and off for five years now. I started off at Barnes & Noble in 2009 before accepting a job at my favorite independent children’s bookstore the fall of 2011 where I’m back working part-time. I’ve also been hanging with a lot of local New York authors who aren’t sure about protocol with setting up launch parties, pitching panels, signing stock, etc.. so here’s a post with how we’ve handled things […]

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Guest Post: Choosing the Right Pen

When I saw the interior design for my upcoming debut novel, I was thrilled. The title page is all black, starry skies, with stylish white text—it’s gorgeous. It meant I’d have a lot more trouble finding a proper signing pen, though, and I thought I’d share my findings here for anyone in the same boat. My demands were this: The pen should show up well on dark paper. If possible, it should work on smooth/glossy […]

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Seven Steps to a Successful Signing

As you read this, I’m in America on tour! Hopefully I am not covered in snow. As an Aussie, I’m not very good at snow. I lack the necessary expertise. I will start by saying that if you’re a Pub Crawler, I would absolutely love to see you there! Click here to see if I’m visiting your city — and if not, you can contact the bookstores to order a signed copy from any of the […]

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How I Avoid Turning Red During Every Interview

Recently, a friend asked me how I get through interviews and Q&A sessions at book events. How do I know what to say? How do I keep from sounding dumb? Authors, especially, seem to be an overall introverted bunch (there are exceptions!), so how does one turn themselves on for these kinds of things? This was a huge concern for me, too! Writers spend so much time not just alone in front of the keyboard, […]

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