Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Latest Booksigning!

Last year I reported on my Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress booksigning, an awesome local event in which it seemed everyone I knew crowded into the store. Although I did a similar amount of publicity for this event, I really didn’t expect the same numbers; I figured it was like having a second baby, people would be happy for you, but not throw you a shower, you know?

I was wrong.


Friends, family, neighbors, even reporters streamed in. I sold essentially the same amount of books, only in smaller increments, which means to more people!

I even had three groups of "fans" (people I didn't know!) who saw the advertisements and came to buy How to Hook a Hottie based on how much they'd loved Prom Dress. (Wow!) In fact, one group wanted to talk about a particular scene from that book, and in doing so, I found myself tapping so completely back into it that I felt the main character's emotion. Funny how fast I can “become” Nicolette again!

The window display was of fishing lure and bait, and we gave away gummy worms for snacks. I was delighted to discover through the pictures my husband took that some freshman guys stopped by. If I had known then, I would have made them pose in the window as hotties to hook!


Anyway, it was great fun, and now my mind is jumping ahead to a theme for booksigning for the next book, The ABC’s of Kissing Boys. Any ideas?

9 fresh comments:

Authorness said...

Wow, great turn-out, Tina! Looks like you had a fabulous day.

Vanessa

Kelly Parra said...

WIsh I could have been there! Congrats on the great signing! ~ k

Erica Orloff said...

What fun!! Congrats!

Tera Lynn Childs said...

That store looked packed! Congrats. Fingers crossed for a major sales week!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Vanessa, Kelly, Erica and Tera! Yeah, it was great fun, and I came home deliriously exhausted...

Sara Hantz said...

WOW!!! How exciting. Huge congrats.

Meggy said...

Hey, Tina!

I finished HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE today, and I loved it. I just love your writing style, and I also loved your ending and how much Kate developed from beginning to end. And of course, everyone's gotta love the romance.

Plus, I've never even heard of the watch test. I need to use it sometime.

TinaFerraro said...

Meggy, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE, and thanks so much for sharing that with us here!

About the watch test...uh...before I was a married woman, I tried it on an attractive guy. And may I just tell you, he offered me his arm...and I almost fainted!

Little Willow said...

Congratulations! :) What a great turnout!

Theme for the ABCs: Pick 26 books, one title for each letter, that you recommend. Set cute alphabet blocks all around the signing table/display/area.