Book Blogger Hop ~ Signed Books 13th to 20th August

13th to 20th August

QUESTION: HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN A BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

A big yes to this one. If I see there’s a book signing at a bookshop I will usually (until the last 18 months) pop by and speak with the author. If they are famous I may leave it, but if there are only a few folks about I’ll give them some encouragement and buy a signed copy.

Here are just a few of my signed books on my book shelf.

I met Liz Harris, author of The Road Back; Ben Hatch, author of Are we Nearly There and Adam Croft in different bookshops. I met Adam Croft, now a famous Indie author and prolific writer, in Ampthill bookshop. This was his very first mystery, well before he was well known, at the very beginning of his writing career. I actually bought two books and he quipped

“Will you sell them when I’m famous!’

Two of the books above were at author talks; that’s You, Me Always by Jill Mansell given at Kirkcaldy library and EAST of WEST, WEST of EAST by Hamish Brown at Kinghorn Library.

I met Victoria Howard at a stall when she was attending Glamis Castle Classic Car Show.

Why do I support indie and trad authors in this way?

  • Because I enjoy meeting and encouraging other writers,
  • Because I like to think the reading of the book will be much more insightful having met the author,
  • and finally because I do book signings myself and appreciate the support of others too.

If you want to know more about Book Blogger Hop here’s a link.

If you would like a signed copy of Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself as a gift for a young adult who is struggling to know what to do next, send me an email on diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk or dianariduna@yahoo.com and I’ll send you a free copy if you live in the UK. (5 copies to giveaway in August!)

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3 responses to “Book Blogger Hop ~ Signed Books 13th to 20th August

  1. I have a few signed by the author.
    One my Mom got for me as the signing was where she worked – “A World Of My Own” by Robin Knox Johnston – he was the first person to sail around the world non-stop single handed.
    “Extra Extra” by the late Harry Fielder, who played minor roles in more movies and tv shows than I have had hot dinners.
    “No Time For Geishas” by Geoffrey Adams. A tale of his being held prisoner by the Japanese. He was a friend of my Grandmother.
    One of the “Sharpes” books by Bernard Cornwell. Bought it hardback off eBay last year and it happened to be signed. Nice surprise!

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