If you have a book signing coming, here are a few tips glimmer from our PublishingAtSea.com participants during theirs:
1. Don’t sit … stand up to greet your buyers. Why? You’ll sell more if you stand, not sit, behind a table. It’s eyeball to eyeball. I prefer the cocktail table to use for signing on.
2. Gather names of buyers. Have a signup sheet for name and email.
3. Get visitors involved. Nancy Rango, author of “The President Did What?” greeted anyone who stopped at her table on the PublishingAtSea.com cruise with a question from her book: it’s all about trivia around U.S. presidents. Stopping passengers this way, they had fun as she often stomped the … then bought the book.
4. Be realistic … your book won’t be a fit for all. Pivot and suggest for family members and friends—there’s always birthdays and holidays coming up.
Here are a few of our authors who sold books on the PublishingAtSea cruise in January. Next years is slated for January 21-28, 2018. Interested? Call or email me … we would love to have you.
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.
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