by Tamara Wilhite
Book signing for "Humanity's Edge"
I've been writing technical articles, science fiction, horror, frugal living tips - all genres except romance and mystery. And for technical writing assignments, my work sold well. Here are the specs, here is the article.
Yet the science fiction and horror sold much more slowly, despite having had two books published. My publicist brought up book signings and helped me schedule a few.
The first several book signings did well as friends and family bought copies. Yet strangers rarely paid interest. My publicist brought up the point that book signings are to sell books, and this is a matter of public presentation. People buy books based on the perception of the author. It was, in essence, a public sale of my books. A few of the lessons we learned were:
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