Book Signing Report 

I had another book signing event; and while the first one I had was modestly successful, the second was near my worst fear as an author. 

If youre an author and you’ve seen National Treasure: Book of Secrets, you probably know that part where Riley is sitting at a table in the middle of a giant bookstore with stacks of his new book nearby. His pen is poised, and he even has a giant cardboard cutout of himself as a dashing adventurer. Yet no one comes to the table except a polite young women who tells him his car is being towed. 

Okay, so my book signing didn’t end in my car being towed, but I was about as successful as the character in the aforementioned movie. Honestly, you can read all the right blogs, do all the right things, write and publish an awesome book, but the hardest trick in the book is becoming your own book’s best salesman. 

Has this experience ended my author career? No! Has this experience put me off from doing more book signings? No! Did I learn some new things that will help me down the road? Absolutely. Will I see you next week at my next book signing?

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Author: RSGullett

R. S. Gullett is a proud alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University and currently teaches United States history at a community college in Houston, Texas. As a historian, he loves to mingle the historical with the fantastical and places an emphasis on faith in all his writing. His faith in Jesus Christ is very important to him and this often becomes evident in his writing. He is not perfect, nor does he pretend to be; but hopes that sharing his faith might inspire others to give their hearts to Christ. He and his wife currently live in Houston, Texas.