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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and I’ll send you a free copy if you live in the UK. (5 copies to giveaway in August!)