Well, I had my book signing yesterday. Hubby and Little Man drove me down and helped me get my stuff up there. I was VERY nervous. Fortunately, my books had arrived, but they had HEAPS of copies, like twenty of each, which made me more nervous, because there's one guy at this place who ALWAYS says, 'You're going to sell all of them, aren't you?' I think he's only joking, but it adds the pressure.
Anyway, I was there for five minutes before a woman came up to me. I recognised her as the mother of a 10 year old who's insanely crazy about The Heir
(they used to go to my parents' church). She was in raptures over it and the woman bought a copy of The Crown
for her daughter and a copy of The Heir
for someone else.
By the time I'd been there an hour, I had sold three copies of each book! It was a bit slower for a while after that, but the sales seemed to come in waves. I worked hard at selling. There were a few people who were almost convinced, but just didn't make it over the line. Anyway, in the end, I sold 18 copies (I think. I kind of lost count at the end) 10 of The Heir
and 8 of The Crown
. The bookstore staff seemed really pleased, but I came home absolutely exhausted! But it was good to go so well. My father worked in the bookselling industry for over 30 years, and he said it's unusual for an unknown author to sell so many copies. In fact, many unknowns sell nothing at all at their signings!Sean
- have fun with the fan fic!Songbird
- it's nice that your Hubs is generous, but not with those kinds of things!
You're right, that woman was very rude. Next time, be sure to tell her to do it herself if she doesn't like the way you did it. What a cheek, when you volunteered because no one else would. Maybe they knew how she was likely to react. With the book, I haven't finished editing it yet, but I'll wait and see if Rochelle wants me to do any more. The way we use language is always changing, and I'm sure they spoke very differently back then, but it still has to be understandable to a modern audience. Anyway, this book also has a lot of problems with the plot, so it's been difficult to do it.Sarah
- I hope you enjoyed your quiet evening! Yes, VR will lose readers over this. I will never buy another book by her. I may still be convinced to see the movie version of Divergent
, but I'm undecided as yet. I might wait and see what kind of reviews it gets.