My book (signing) report

Things I learned at my book signing:

Kirstin Cronn-Mills, my never camera-shy daughter, me, West Jr. High principal

  • Nerds are much more popular than Smarties. (Note level of candy in red bowl vs. blue bowl.)
  • Giving away free candy is hard. (Don’t take candy from strangers still runs deep, apparently.)
  • Even if you sit at a table with a large stack of the same book, a sign that says you’re signing the book, most people will not realize you’re the author.
  • Some of these people will ask for directions to the restroom (straight back, take a left at information, then a right at the blue frog).
  • Having someone shake their head and wrinkle their nose after you describe your book to them is more funny than awful.
  • Spending fifteen minutes recommending every book you can think of for someone’s reluctant reader son is a lot of fun.
  • Talking to a fellow debut author (Kirstin Cronn-Mills) is both fun and therapeutic.
  • Signing all the stock is also lots of fun.
  • Sitting by the door, during a Minnesota winter, is not.

Most important, I learned that it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to talk to people and that I’d do this again in a heartbeat.


Filed under 2009 Debs, Books, Geek Girl's Guide, Promo

2 responses to “My book (signing) report

  1. Awesome — but LOL on the scrunched nose person!

  2. Jenn

    I love Smarties!

    Who do they think is signing the book? The store owner?

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