Tips for getting & Rocking Book Signings at Barnes & Noble and Other Chain Bookstores
Description: Author Miranda Gargasz talks about her success in having her books distributed to Barnes and Noble, and other brick and mortar book stores, and shares her tips to help other authors do the same.
Format: Video Q&A
Level: This is best suited for people who have already published their books, publishers, and authors interested in this topic.
Miranda Gargasz is a freelance writer from northeast Ohio. Many of her essays can be found on sites like ScaryMommy, “The Christian Science Monitor” and “The Huffington Post.” In 2014, she published “Lemonade and Holy Stuff,” a collection of personal essays. In 2016, she published “Plus Size Mama: An overweight mom gets real about weight loss,” a memoir about her struggles with an endocrine disorder that affects 1 in 10 women, and most never know they have. Her essays have been published in several anthologies, including “Lose The Cape: Never Will I Ever (and Then I Had Kids!).” Her debut novel, “Haunting Suspicion,” sold out within the first hour of her author signing at Barnes & Noble. Her current novel, “Dragonfly,” hit the shelves October 29, 2019. The sequel to “Haunting Suspicion,” entitled “Haunting Grounds” will be published in Spring 2020.
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What great information! This was so helpful for me. Remembering that book signings are about exposure, not making your millions, really helps me get into the right frame of mind to face these events with confidence. It’s about building relationships with potential and existing readers. And it starts with a “hello.”
Thank you for your time and valuable information, Miranda!
I loved this! Miranda was so knowledgeable and presented so much helpful information. I am just beginning my process and going the indie publishing route. I am going to use all of her tips as I travel further in my journey. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
Thanks so much for watching, and for your kind words! It is SO important to share our experiences as writers. You never know when you may have the answer or inspiration to help someone keep going.
This was a fantastic presentation! Thanks, Miranda. I’m going to get your books!!!
Thank you for being such a fantastic example of an Indie Author who has embraced the business side of things and acknowledged those fears you mentioned, while following your dreams anyway! I loved all your tips and suggestions. Congrats on all your successes so far! You’ve got a fellow Indie cheering you on down near New Orleans. 🙂
Enjoyed the tips and examples from your personal experience. Thank you
Excelent tips and story! Thanks for sharing…=)
Miranda, This was such a good session, filled with information, inspiration, and fresh ideas. Thank you!
This was fabulous, robust information, Miranda. I had a traditional publisher the first time through, and didn’t have to think of all of these elements for the book; you’ve given a master class in the essentials. I think you’ve given a lot of people the confidence to approach bookstores (large and small) and then really deliver at a signing. Even as an extrovert, I see Alexa’s point about fear of rejection, but I’m sure we ALL have a kooky friend we can plant in the audience. Thank you!
Excellent information, Miranda! I’m a shy author too, and am currently trying to get my book into a major chain here in the UK. Your tips have given me an extra nudge, and a bit more confidence to give it a whirl. Thank you!
Great presentation! I learned a ton.