Posts Tagged ‘self-published’

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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So much has happened in the past couple of months since I last posted! I finished up planning for my wedding, hung out with some great friends from college (some of whom I hadn’t seen in years), got married, went on a honeymoon, and moved into a new place. We are still waiting on most of our wedding pictures, but here is one (courtesy of Jessica Mayhew Photography):

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I’ve enjoyed these past couple of months tremendously, but I’m glad to be back and to be able to spend some time promoting Illegally Innocent, finishing up the eBook version, and working on new book projects. I wanted to alert you to a fairly new way to promote your self-published or traditionally-published book–Thinglink. My husband, Mike, who all along has been an amazing helper regarding all the web aspects of Illegally Innocent, recently created two versions of an Illegally Innocent Thinglink. Thinglink is basically an interactive photo where you can post links to all of your social media, your book trailer, an audio clip, online stores that sell your book, and more. Click on the links below to check out the two versions Mike created and then vote on your favorite!

Version 1:
Thinglink 1

Version 2:

Thinglink 2

Have a great Saturday!