Authors who publish their works themselves are comparable to undiscovered performers. Therefore, how can they convince their fans to come to events where they read from their works and sign copies of their books?
Reach out to the Location
The feeling of pride that an author experiences when they see their published work for the first time at a store can’t be described. Whether or not they published their work themselves, it is an indication that they are beginning to receive credit for the efforts that they have put forth.
Keep in mind, however, that most bookstores and public libraries are bustling places with packed schedules. Therefore, you should get in touch with the venue several months before the date you wish to perform. This way, they will work you into their schedule and publicize your appearance to pique people’s interest and excite them about coming to the event to see you.
Deliver Your Pitch
Your presentation is the next step that you need to take. If you are a freelance writer, you have some experience with pitching. You will need to persuade the event manager or planner why they should promote you and what you can offer them. The ability to attract clients and larger crowds will undoubtedly aid your case, particularly if you have already demonstrated that you are a successful author.
Check That Your Books Arrive
When it comes to demonstrating their level of professionalism, authors who have their work self-published are already at a disadvantage. It is essential to make sure that your books are delivered on time for each book signing that you attend.
Maintain communication with your publisher and the staff at the location where you are scheduled to make an appearance. In this manner, you will be able to ensure that the publications you require will be accessible when you need them.
Pick Your Quotations
Decide in advance on the sections of the text you will read. It would be best to practice sounding natural and assured when you narrate any part of your book. Therefore it doesn’t matter which chapters you want to talk about. After all, reading a book aloud is a different experience than reading the same book in one’s head.
Give Your Book Some Exposure
Do not be afraid to take advantage of social media to promote both your book and your upcoming event. Similarly, bring promotional materials with you to the actual event sent to you by your publisher specifically for such an occasion.
A book signing is one of an author’s most outstanding achievements. It shows the result of their hard work coming to fruition. Although the journey of being a self-published author is bumpy, everything will work out as they keep taking a step toward their goals.