10 Things I’ve Learned at Booksignings

LCRW authors recently held a signing, too! I love Catherine Castle’s insights, but I also want to know what our authors learned from their book signing(s). Please share what you learned from the experience!

P1010263 Every author anxiously awaits her or his  first book signing with hopes of selling piles of books, gaining hundreds of new readers and followers and seeing lines form in front of them as readers await a chance to speak to you. Book signings are great promotion, scary as all get out the first few times, and often not at all what you expected or hoped for. Here are ten things I’ve learned so far at the four book signings I’ve had.

  • Don’t go with the expectation that you are going to sell a huge amount of books (1-5 is the generally the total at most signings) unless you are the star attraction (i.e. well known speaker/author), have some sort of connection (like your book is set in the town you are signing in) or you are a NY Times best seller. Big sales might happen to lesser known authors, but it’s…

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