Hi all! Fall is here. I’m being upfront and honest–I don’t care for Pumpkin Spice anything. I hope you’ll keep reading!!
Seriously, though, I do need your help.
As readers are you interested in meeting the authors whose books you enjoy? I hope the answer is yes. So let’s talk scenarios. Some of you that have been visiting Inpsy for a while might remember me posting pictures of a Reader’s Luncheon.
So these events are so much fun. You sit with an author, you usually get swag, and a nice lunch. We always had a best selling author as a main speaker, a short skit, and we let each author read a small portion of a scene of their book. The luncheon was followed by a book signing. The price of the ticket was around $35 to $40.
The picture on the left is my daughter and me at one of my book signings. I usually give away a basket of goodies. The bookstore provides a space and an opportunity to sign books that people purchase. The cost of this event is free. The picture on the right is me at a book signing with one of my favorite authors. Also, I would like to say something to readers attending book signings. I can only speak for myself, but I honestly don’t care if you don’t purchase a book. Just coming to the event is awesome in my opinion. I’ve been in situations at times where money is tight, and if the release is a hardback, well, it can be pricy. Especially if you have a cool bookstore close by and they schedule several events close together. (So go, and be guilt free if you just chat with the author.)
Conference events open to the public.
Readers pay to attend book lovers convention. These are all different and different events may or may not cost extra money. Of course there is a ton of reader swag, a ton of authors, and in this shot of an event I was part of we even hired a band. The ticket prices vary depending on how many days you want to attend.
As a reader can you give your honest opinion regarding which of these events would interest you and why? Also, which ones wouldn’t interest you. How far would you drive to attend one of these events? I’d also like to know if you have local bookstores that host events like these. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! I’d also love to hear if you’ve attended an event similar–or different–and what you loved (or maybe an area that could have been improved.)
Thank you so much! For being gracious with your feed back I’ll choose 2 commenters at random to receive a $5 amazon gift card each.