The success of your book event depends on how well you prepare for it. Carol Hoenig, former National Event Specialist, shares tips on how to be sure that your book event garners both an audience and sales.
Professor Gabriel Grayson, author of "How to Read a Person Like a Book" discusses how to interpret body language. Authors can use this information when interacting with fans at book events or during normal communication with agents, editors, and publishing houses. It's a fascinating addition to anyone's communications library
Children's author/illustrator Kathryn Otoshi shares some tips on marketing children's picture books by conducting school based readings and events. She also describes what she considers to help create a great reading. As a bonus, she shares some thoughts on how she altered her illustrations to better fit the intent of the story.
Join Jessica Barrett, Events Manager at Author Solutions, to learn about the value of hosting a book event and offers details such as factoring in your genre, non-traditional audiences, and creative locations and events.
Most authors will tell you that book signings only have a small amount of success when it comes to connecting with readers. A better choice for authors, especially newbies, is the book event. A book event usually involves a bookstore presence but it rethinks the venue and broadens the scope beyond a mere signing.