Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Weekend Recap, Continued...

So after a busy Saturday, it was nice that Sunday's book signing was pretty low key. It was a small Waldenbooks in a pretty large mall, but there weren't a ton of people in the mall as a whole (sort of weird for a rainy Sunday, but oh well).

I made flyers up and sent them to the store ahead of time, and the manager had them hanging up in a few places, which was nice. She set me up at a table right by the entrance, so everyone literally had to walk right by me. I sold/signed 6 books -- not a lot, but I put my One Night in Memphis bookmarks and excerpt booklets in every single one, and most people seemed interested. One woman said, "Oh, I love romance! I'm going to get your book as soon as it comes out!"

Interestingly enough, though, the majority of shoppers in the store were women, most with kids -- so they weren't really looking for a Mother's Day gift. One actually said to her kids, "Oh, this book looks nice. Tell Daddy about it." But she didn't buy one, of course.

Overall the day was more about networking than anything else, since I don't get royalties from this book (just a check once they accepted my story) but hey -- if it gets my name to a few more people, I'll spend 3 hours sitting in a bookstore. I have 2 more of these signings coming up this weekend, and every little bit counts!


Diane Craver said...

Glad you had an interesting day!

I think you did great selling 6 books since the mall wasn't busy for a Sunday. And just think, these 6 readers will tell others how Allie Boniface is an awesome writer. And you'll pick up more new readers.

Marianne Arkins said...

You are so GOOD about getting out there! :-)

Allie Boniface said...

Eh, I try!