CEO Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva attends book signing on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Encino Charter Elementary in Encino, CA. Taneeka spoke to students about the importance of reading and gave insight to why Myrtle Beckle, Broccoli Chronicles’ main character, loves broccoli so much. She was able to connect with parents and other fellow authors to share her love of reading.
The event was such a success that the school is interested in doing it again in 2016. Taneeka is eager to showcase her new books at next years book signing. Click here for more pictures of this event.
Events especially book readings and signings can help build your platform as a self-publishing author. This should be concurrent with selling your books online or to local bookstores. These events give you the opportunity to read samples of your book to your customers and then sign a copy of it, if they decide to purchase one. This process can be very rewarding in many ways. It’s a great way to personally interact with your customers plus it can be very lucrative.
As a self-publisher, it is our responsibility to think outside of the box. We shouldn’t be afraid of trying new and exciting things, especially if it increases sales and makes ours customers happy!
This year, I have attended various book events ranging from the Books and Breakfast at Encino Charter Elementary to the California Authors Segment at the Merced County Fair. At both events, the parents were very supportive, the children were eager to meet the authors, and more importantly, everyone wanted a signed copy of my book.
For a list of my events, click here.