Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ever Been to a Book Signing? If You Haven't, You're Missing Out!

Posted by: Linda Mooney

This weekend I'll be at the Austin Author Affair. A whole slew of authors will be there to sell and autograph their books. Check the list above to see how many of your favorites are attending.

If you've never made it to a book signing, either a multi-author one like the Austin Author Affair, or even one put on by a single author, you're missing out. Authors love to schmooze with readers, whether you read their books or not.

Going to book signings is the author's chance to get out of their writing caves and meet the public. And this is the reader's chance to put a face to the name on the books they love. It's a win-win for both parties!

Better, authors use this time to recharge their batteries. Get fresh story ideas. Trade info with fellow authors. But the best part is that readers reaffirm the authors, giving them the impetus to write more.

And what could be better for a reader than to chat with a favorite author, and walk away with a personalized autograph? At the AAA this weekend, if you're in the area, admittance is FREE for readers! Plus, you might get to have drinks or dinner with your favorite author after the signing is over. You never know!

Come by and say, "Hi!"

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