One of the tips I picked up from veterans in book launching is that you should pay attention to the props you use for your book signing. Some authors print their book cover on their T shirt, or on tote books which they give to attendees who buy books. A tablecloth with your book cover and title printed in front is also a good idea. And don’t forget the poster. A professional-looking headshot of you on a large-sized poster makes a good impression. I haven’t done this yet, but it will be a good idea to have one of these made up and mounted on a cardboard frame so you can take it around with you to various events.

Another helpful tip is to have a loaded camera on hand so if anyone is interested you can take a photo with them. See some of my photos here.

                                                                

Note my headdress in the pictures above. I tried to wear something to convey a semblance to a Jewish woman – the head scarf and ankle-length skirt, but that’s where it ended. You may not be able to make it out in the photos, but there’s my book cover printed on to my T shirt. A meeting of East and West, you might say. I wasn’t sure how my audience would respond to it, but everyone said they liked my outfit and understood what I was trying to portray.  However, for my next book signing event I would make a better attempt at authencity.

Remember, you can still purchase Women For All Seasons at Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobel.com and in ebook form at Smashwords.com. As always, your comments are welcome.

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