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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Book Signing, Reporting In

Well, the first signing for the new book has come and gone. It was lovely and a success.

When we first got to the store about 3:40, the power was out all over Tahoe City. Luckily, the sun was shining. My attitude was, if the bookstore was going to be open, I was going to be there to sign books. I might not sell a single one, but I would be there. So we set me up and, right at 4:00 (the time the signing was supposed to officially start), the lights came back on. Go figure.

The Bookshelf is a small, independent bookstore that caters to a mostly tourist crowd. We had no clue how many people would show. But again, they wanted me; I was there. As it turned out, we had five people stop by and buy 12 books. What I found out later was that it was one of their most successful signings ever. The weekend before, they had an author in who claimed he was too famous to do signings ~ he only did presentations. So he was there with a slideshow and handouts and a bazillion copies of his books. Three people, including his sister-in-law, showed up. (Note, his sister-in-law apparently both of my books, which I'll take, quite happily.) Do me a favor would you? If I ever get that bloated, somebody slap me back down to size, okay? (Cam Pike, I'm talking to you) Okay.

They had a nice setup: homemade brownies, pineapple wine, and juice. We added flowers and chocolates to my table. I learned to have a piece of paper for mailing list requests (duh, Pobble), so that and a second pen are now on the signing checklist. All in all, it was a fun couple of hours and I sold 12 books to people who came into the store. Whenever I sell one, I'm excited. Twelve was more than I'd expected. :)




Plus, I have to share this picture from a friend of mine in the Portland area:

How cool is this?????? She says it's a lousy picture (but I got her permission to post it anyway) but when you think to do something like this for a friend, there is no such thing as a lousy picture (at least in my opinion).

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

6 comments:

Nemeria said...

AWESOME!

nRT said...

Congrats, you take an awesome pic, you look so happy and proud. Adding flowers and chocolates to your table is a class act. I hope to see you in Brookline MA or anywhere is Boston sometime soon.
nancy

Hermes said...

This is all pretty damned cool. Congratulations. Great picture of you as well.

Cam Pike said...

Congrats! And you know I am always there to provide a good slap! : )

neo_prodigy said...

OMG!OMG!OMG!!!!!!

" So we set me up and, right at 4:00 (the time the signing was supposed to officially start), the lights came back on. Go figure."

"As it turned out, we had five people stop by and buy 12 books. What I found out later was that it was one of their most successful signings ever. "

Ask me again why I refer to you as the Mistress of AWESOME!!!!!

And OMG!!!! is that the most gorgeous pic of you yet.


I'm so proud of you.

BostonPobble said...

Nemeria ~ Thank you. :)

nRT ~ "A class act." I like that. And it certainly solidifies the fact that I will do it from here on out.

Cam Pike ~ Counting on it. ;)

Neo_Prodigy ~ *blush* Ummm...yeah *blush* And thanks.