Saturday, November 25, 2006

Winchester booksigning

Great googly moogly. We sold 47 out of 60 books. To give some context, the average number of books sold at a typical signing is 5-10.

They did a superb job in promoting the event (yes, I saved the poster, but no, I didn't hang it up in my house). There was an article in the Winchester Star appearing in the Thanksgiving Day edition, which always sells out due to people's hunger for Black Friday sales flyers.

Check it out--I'm on an endcap with Gregory Maguire! (bows, forehead to ground) I'm not worthy...

The staff was incredible beyond belief--enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable, and full of energy, even after what had to be a hellish Black Friday.

Pictured are, left to right, Mike, Mandy, Erin, and Tom (the Community Relations Manager) who masterminded the whole signing). Along with Rebecca, Katrina, Geoff, Jonathan, Eric, Melissa, and Kathy, they made me feel right at home.

I have to give a special thanks to my husband Chris, who handed out bookmarks and flyers and told everyone about the local author signing her first book. He's responsible for at least half the sales. MMMWAH!



That's fantastic, Jeri. Nice hawkin'!

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 11/27/2006 10:19 AM

:o) Thanks for the signed book, mom gave it to me on sunday. I'm guessing she came to the book signing when dropping off Jimmy.
I actually got your book on Wed I think. I was in Books A Million here in Laurel and was walking through the sci-fi section and there it was! I picked it up, looked at my boyfriend and said "hey, this is my godmother" I think the kid who works there thought I was lying about it though, he looked at me like I had 3 heads. Anyway, just wanted to tell you that I think the book is awesome, I couldn't put it down. :o)


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 11/28/2006 11:33 AM

Hey, Jess! Yeah, your mom told me the 3am story. Glad you liked it, and sorry you lost all that sleep over it.

Oh wait, no I'm not. :-p

I'm the world's wickedest godmother.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/28/2006 11:38 AM

Not sorry, that is. Still glad. And wicked.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/28/2006 11:39 AM

lol it's all good. I'm perfectly ok loosing sleep over a good book, and it is a good book. :o)
and wicked is not a bad thing to be! :o)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 11/29/2006 11:10 AM

Awesome congrats!!!!

I'v only seen one book signing. Was when I was in Denison Texas. A lil small town. Anyhow, poor guy everyone just kept walking past him.

That is definetly a good thing though :) :) with what happened.

Posted by: Blogger GeekyDad at 12/02/2006 7:02 AM

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