Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Fun Facts: An (e)Book Signing?

Happy Friday!

So it looks as though I may be doing an author appearance at a local Barnes & Noble - always a fun event - but for the first time ever, it will be an ebook "signing" rather than a traditional print book signing.

I'm not exactly sure how it will work. The president of our local RWA chapter is arranging it, and with the growing popularity of ebooks and ebook readers, combined with the fact that many bookstores are doing fewer traditional signings AND the fact that many of our members have only ebooks available, she thought it might be a different and unique idea to market B&N Nook downloads at this event.

So I guess I'm planning on having lots of swag available - bookmarks, excerpt booklets, maybe some other flyers/book cards for people to pick up and peruse. The thing is, I really don't know how many people will buy a download based on meeting the author in a bookstore. I mean, it's ALWAYS a good idea to promote yourself in person, spread the word, chat with potential readers, etc. But without any print books to sell or sign, well...I don't know.

We'll see. I'll let you know! In the meantime, if you have any thoughts on how to draw potential ebook readers to our table, or what kinds of free goodies work best at author appearances, leave a comment :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Writers' Wednesday: A Little Coffee, a Little Facebook

Hi everyone! It's finally feeling like winter here in the Northeast, and we even got a dusting of snow the other night to confirm it. Brrr! To warm things up, I've posted an excerpt from my contemporary romance novel Lost in Paradise over at my brand-spankin' new CoffeeTime Romance Author Group (I'll be posting excerpts there weekly, from both published and upcoming/unpublished works - just click on the graphic below). Drop by for a visit...and my Facebook Author Page is also up and running, so you can "Like" me there if you're a FB fan.

Meanwhile, I'm busy writing, revising, and staying warm...hope to see you around cyberworld!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Mentionables: Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I'm posting this. I wish we had more strong public figures today who could stand up and captivate - and motivate - this country the way he could: