Posts Tagged ‘books’

I am writing this post to accompany a video on my new YouTube channel, Angela Bacon Books! This way you can have a list to print out if you would like to do so. 🙂 Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68IaxAe-Z10

Here is a list of what (and who) you should consider bringing to your first book signing:

1. Copies of your books (obviously)

2. Multiple black pens

3. A helper

4. Tablecloth(s)

5. Price sign

6. Display materials to hold your books

7. Business cards

8. Flyers/other papers if you have them (sometimes I will bring copies of my copyediting contract)

9. Sign-up sheet for your e-newsletter if you have one

10. Paperweight(s) to hold down loose papers at an outdoor event

11. Change & change box/money pouch

12. Square or other product to enable you to accept debit & credit cards

13. Back-up battery for your phone or other electronic devices

14. Foam core board & easel

15. Sales tax license

16. Blank notebook

17. Table & chair(s)

18. Large garbage bags to protect your items if it is raining or snowing

19. Bags to put your customers’ purchased books in

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Tomorrow I am participating in an author fair at Ransom District Library in Plainwell, Michigan! Come visit me and many other authors–there will be books for sale, and you can ask us any questions you may have about writing and publishing. Local restaurant Nancy’s Kitchen is providing snacks. The fair lasts from 6-8 p.m. See you there! 🙂

Have you self-published a book? If so, through which company did you self-publish? I’d like to post some reviews of self-publishing companies on my blog to help everyone out there who is in the process of picking a company for his or her book. Let’s help other writers avoid the scammers and have an enjoyable self-publishing experience! Personally, I’ve only self-published through Mill City Press, so I’m curious what everyone has to say about other companies. Even if you also chose Mill City Press, go ahead and send me a review. Please send any reviews of self-publishing companies (positive or negative) to angela@angelabaconbooks.com. Please also send me the title of your book and your website (if you have a website), and I will post those things along with your review to help you advertise your book! Here’s an example of a review of Mill City Press that I wrote a few months ago if you’d like an idea to get you started: https://thehealthybacon.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/illegally-innocent-ebook-and-a-review-of-mill-city-press/. Please do not include foul language in your review. If I feel that the content of your review is inappropriate, I will not post it.

Writing Challenge Update #1: I completed my five hours of writing the first week of 2014 but have completely failed at the challenge this week. I have all kinds of excuses I could give, but I won’t post them, haha. This next week, which begins today (Wednesday), I am going to try to write ten hours to catch up. We’ll see how this goes. 🙂 If you’re doing your own writing challenge, how has it been going for you? If you haven’t started a writing challenge for this year, start one now!

Author Steve K. Smy does “Book Promo Days” on his website each Thursday. I had thought about submitting Illegally Innocent for a while but hadn’t done it until this week. It appeared on his blog today! You can see the post here: http://imagineerebooks.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/book-promo-day-26th-september-2013/

Steve lets you submit information about your book for FREE. Whether your marketing budget is tight or not, you should take a few minutes to submit your book for Book Promo Day.