Melanie Benjamin, author of Alice I Have Been, reflects on book tours, in an article for the Huffington Post. Especially the difference between the one she put together herself several years ago and the one she is currently doing with the help of her publisher.
“I’ve also learned to listen to my publisher. When a bookstore contacts me personally about an appearance, I pass the request on to my publicist. Only once did I ignore her advice and do an event anyway.
Only the janitor showed up.”
And this month’s issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine features a great article by James Rubart and his recent book signing experiences.
Meanwhile, enjoy this hilarious YouTube video about a Waldenbooks signing:
HT: Shelf Awareness