The book signings from the last couple weeks went pretty well. I’m still getting the hang of how best to promote and setup at these things, so doing three of them back to back taught me a lot.
October 29th was spent at Clem’s Collectibles in Lansing. The day was rather fun because most of the guys who I participated in 24 hour comics day with were there—we were all working on a sort of comic jam, creating thank-you cards for the various local shops that sponsored the event.
Here’s a preview of one we did.
You can check out all five of them via the Comic’s Obscura site.
Next up was Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor, which I did three days later on Saturday, November 1st.
My friend Jessica helped me set up and stuck around long enought to grab me some coffee for the day.
I actually ran into some old friends from LCC while at the Vault, which was an unexpected surprise…unfortunately they had to leave before we could really get a chance to talk. 🙁
Most people were confused by me being behind the counter like I was—they thought I was an employee…so I don’t think that helped to sell the book. I’ve learned some tricks since then, though, that should help if I’m ever in a similar situation.
The last signing was at 21st Century and Games in Lansing last Wednesday, Nov. 5th. Of the three, this signing went the best—my setup was right in the main traffic flow, fully exposed, and the owner, Andrew Morrow, offered up some friendly advice which really helped get more people’s attentions.
Thank you so much, everyone who stopped and picked up a book, and I want to throw out a special thanks to Andrew and Jen at 21st Century, Curtis and the gang at Vault of Midnight and Tom and his crew at Clem’s—you guys all did a great job making me feel welcome and in helping promote my work. I can’t wait to come back!
Overall it was a great learning experience, and I’m already looking forward to future setups. In fact, on Nov. 22nd & 23rd I’ll be attending the XCape Con in Flint, so come on down and check it out, if you can!