Every published writer has to do book signings. It’s the rule. We approach them with mixed anticipation and dread. Well-meaning friends, whether pros or people who once read an article by a pro, will offer advice ranging from “Go out there and accost every person who walks into the store” to “Bring food. People can’t resist food.” The truth is there’s no super-secret formula, and every author must develop her own style.
But every once in a while, a truly stellar set of reflections on book-signings turns up on the net. Here is the latest: “My First Bookstore Book Signing”, from the blog home of Mercury Retrograde author Leona Wisoker. If you are among those who approach the idea of a sit-and-sign with trepidation, you owe it to yourself to check it out.