My essay “Nine Tips for a Successful Book Signing Event” got posted today in the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators newsletter called The Mitten. The editor is Kristin Bartley Lenz. I recommend ways to benefit from doing a book signing at a school, library, conference, bookstore, etc.
Here is my first paragraph of the essay.
I have been doing signings since 2006 when my first book for children was published. Such events benefit from advanced planning; working closely with the people who staff the library, school, bookstore, conference, or fair; practicing how to read your book creatively; having a craft or activity to engage children; cooperating with other authors or illustrators at the event; proudly hawking your merchandise; bringing promotional materials; making a display attractive; and personalizing your autograph for customers.
You can read the whole essay at the link below: