Fear in Writing: Book Signings Take 2: Where, When & How

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Book Signings Take 2: Where, When & How

Since yesterday's post got so much positive feedback, I thought I'd do a little more research for you all.  This is what I found...

BookTour.com will do all the work for you!  You can see every author, every new author, or just every genre author coming your way.  You can see which bestselling authors are currently touring (in case you have to travel to catch them) and even promote your own event (yay for the self-promoting writers out there).

Pump Up Your Book! handles virtual tours for many authors.  I know some of us (Steph the Bookworm, The Cajun Book Lady) are hosting an author or two through this service soon.  It is also a great service for finding new books and promoting your own.

For any locals, Quail Ridge is the place to go around Raleigh.  The are an independent bookstore, so it is nice to support them, and they get some big names (like Kostova and Steve Berry) and some smaller ones.  A good variety in an intimate atmosphere.

Alright for now...Have a great Saturday!  We have friends in town so I am not blogging it today.  Living in the tangible world a bit more this Saturday.  But I'll miss you all!

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  1. Great information - thanks Michele :)

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  3. Sorry, major typo in first post!
    Thanks for the links.

  4. THE ACADEMY OF HOLLYWOOD SPYING ARTS kindly invites you to appear at Dezmond's headquarters to receive an award for your blogging achievements in 2009. It's a black-tie occasion ;)

  5. Been using Book Tour foe several years and highly recommend it! And I've used Pump up the Volume for a book tour as well.
    Quail Ridge? Always seemed snobbish to me. Even more so to author not involved in NC Writer's Guild. Never been able to do a signing there. At any rate, Raleigh is one of the toughest markets - not enough people who appreciate authors & books. S. Pines is a great market though.

  6. What a great post! Thanks for all the helpful hints.

    As a new/first time author, it i shard to know what to do and how to do it. Publishing is indeed a steep learning curve, so any info about events and tours or signings is most welcome.

    Cheers, Jill

  7. Information is my game, all!

    Dez- Thank you! I'll stop by as soon as possible!

    Diane- VERY interesting to hear from a writer's perspective. After I wrote this I found a small bookstore in historic downtown Apex called All Booked Up.
    You'd be a great guest blogger on here about book tours and yor publishing experience! Let me know if you are interested.

    Jill- I'm with you, Jill. But I've read yor Tweets and yo seem to be doing a lot of the right things!

  8. Michele, definitely interested! Let me know - wolferock AT earthlink.net

  9. Here is another source for local bookstores - IndieBound.

    Diane- I will email you a bit later today!