Sunday, February 15, 2009

My First Book Signing

Yesterday I participated in my first book signing and I had so much fun!

Three other local romance authors joined me at a local Barnes & Noble bookstore and we had a great time talking to each other and all the customers. In addition to selling our books, we gave away candy, book marks, post cards, pens, and buttons. Also, one of the other authors arranged to have 10% of sales go to benefit a local agency that provides goods and services to foster children. Talk about a winning situation!

We sold LOTS of books! I only had two copies of The Wild Sight left after two hours. Best of all, the B&N rep who arranged the signing is anxious to have us back!

One of the other authors' lovely DH took this piccie and added the captions. Yes, we romance authors know how to have FUN!
Hope you all had FUN on Valentine's Day too!

10 comments:

Jane said...

So happy that you sold so many books and had a great time at the book signing. I love the goodies that you gave out. Congrats on a successful first book signing.

Helen said...

I wish I could have been there it looks like it was lots of fun and congrats on selling so many books.
I have heard a few authors say that group signings are always fun and better than doing it on your own.
I had a lovely Valentines Day my sister and my niece and her two children flew down from Queensland and we had a family BBQ with everyone we had all 6 children together it was so much fun

Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Jane!
I was a little nervous, but having the other three fun gals there with me made it so much easier.

The candy and other goodies attracted people's attention. Then we could start talking about our books, which often led to a sale or two. :-) Even the Barnes & Noble CSR was impressed with our giveaways.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Helen,
Sounds like a SUPER FUN VDay! I LURVE Bar-be-cue!

I would definitely be reluctant to sit there for 2 hours on my own. It's much nicer to have another author or two with you for the fun!

How many more days until your very first Readers' Event?!?! I really wish I could be there for it!

AC

Helen said...

Ron and I are leaving on Thursday to drive down to Melbourne the conference starts on Friday night with a welcome reception then there is pyjama party of sorts where we can go in our PJ's and take a teddy bear and one of our favourite books I have a romance bandits teddy bear to take and I think I will take a couple of books The Wild Sight will be one ot them.
I am so excited about going cant wait
Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Oh THANK YOU Helen!
For taking the RB bear and esp. for taking TWS!

Be sure to say HI to Anna C, and Christine W for me! And we expect a FULL report when you return.

AC

terrio said...

LOL! I love the captions!

Congrats on the booksigning. I can't wait until this summer when you'll get to take part in the giant RWA one. You will be in DC, right? RIGHT?

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Terrio,
You're are one of the first to know... Last week my CP Cathy's (I know you remember her from SF)hubby GAVE me a frequent flyer voucher!!! So YES!!! I WILL BE IN DC!!!

Can't wait to see you, all the Banditas and BB's and of course participate in the Literacy Signing!

AC

terrio said...

WHOOPEEE! Give that man a big kiss from us! LOL!

DC is going to be such a blast. And I'll get me own signed copy of TWS. I lent it to a friend and she read it and passed it to another. So I'll need another copy by July. LOL!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Terrio!
I can't wait to see you, and give another knitting lesson (drops hint).

I think giving a copy of my book to a friend to read is a very HIGH compliment! Personally, there aren't many books I can recommend that highly so I'm very flattered.

AC