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Was your Barnes and Noble Book Signing a successd?

After my book was published the most exciting thing that happened to me was being invited by Barnes and Noble to participate in a book signing, along with nine other authors. The day of the event I was in heaven. I was having a book signing at Barnes and Noble--my all time favorite bookstore--me the author. In addition, my book would be on the bookshelf.

As you can see, it does not take much to excite me. I have to say, I had a successful book signing but only after I did my own advertising. Barnes and Noble put up a display at the front of the store and that was it! I sent and passed out as many invitations as possible.

The day of the event my hard work paid off. Besides one other author, no one else sold any books. I am grateful to have my book in Barnes and Noble and it continues to sell but it is not easy. But then again, nothing in life is.

Good luck to anyone who has a book signing and remember you have to promote the event to draw people in.

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Comment by Charlotte McPherson on September 11, 2007 at 5:05am
Hi Lorraine,
Congrats. I know exactly how you feel. Besides my own bookstore in Turkey, I love B&N and it was a dream come true for me. When my book Culture Smart: Turkey by Kuperard. (UK), 2006 was released my publisher did a great job promoting the book. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to be invited to do a book signing at B&N and talk with people about Turkey. You are so right though, as authors, we have to do our part and get the word out and invite people.

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