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Tips for a Successful Book Signing

Author Mae Clair has gifted us with practical advice about all aspects of conducting a book signing. Let’s learn together! Please, read on…

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Hey, SEers! Mae here today. Got your pen handy? It’s time to sign some books!  🙂

When it comes to book signings, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it never hurts to reevaluate your strategy. I realize not everyone has print copies of their books, but that day might linger just around the corner. Then or now, I hope you find these tips helpful.

Let me start by saying I’m far from an expert. I only have two signings under my belt, with a few on the horizon. That said, I’ve learned from the meager few I’ve done. How, you ask?

Know your venue
If you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before, scope it out beforehand so you know the layout. At the very least, research it online and Google Earth the location. If I’m going somewhere new, I always do a practice run first so I know exactly…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

8 thoughts on “Tips for a Successful Book Signing”

  1. Hey John,

    Some excellent advice from Mae. Thank you for the re-blog. There is always so much more to learn about the crafted art of letters.

    Hoping all is well with one and all. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂


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    1. Yes, Mae wrote a helpful piece. Thanks for popping by and sharing your thoughts, Dewin. We’re doing ok here – raked some of the winter debris off my front lawn today… I hate that job!

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      1. Always a pleasure visit John, and in the process be exposed to the new.

        Delighted to hear of hard labour sir…it maketh the man, or so I am told, I have only the one hanging house plant to nurture. I am but a child in comparison 🙂

        Take care my friend.

        Namaste 🙂


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