Wednesday, January 14, 2015

To Sign Books or Not to Sign Books, That is the Question

There seems to be a debate among writers if they should or shouldn’t have book signings. One writer said, “I would just die if no one spoke to me.” Here is the secret to a successful book signing: Talk to them first!

Engage them in conversation about whatever is in their immediate surroundings, like — the weather, something they are wearing, or a book they’re holding. Then ask them something like, “May I tell you about the books I’ve written?” Does everyone buy a book? — Of course not. Do most of the people want to hear about your books? — Of course they do.

A book signing isn’t about how many books you sell. It’s about how many readers you meet. The young woman who captured my heart at a signing event yesterday, said, “I graduated from high school and I’m in college now. But, I have never read a book.” She picked up, Length of Days – The Age of Silence, and said, “I’m going to read this one.” That young woman is why I do book signings. Awaken a love of reading in someone, and lead them on an adventure into places and people they have never known, and you will expand their world and bless the lives.
"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2015 Doris Gaines Rapp

Books by Doris Gaines Rapp
News at Eleven (Glo Magazine Jan, Feb, March, and April 2015 – now on newsstands and online at - page 50-51
Just a few of my Novels:
Length of Days – The Age of Silence
Length of Days – Beyond the Valley of the Keepers (End of February)

News at Eleven – A Novel (April 2015)

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