The Great Iowa Book Event

Yesterday I spent the day at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. There were definitely over 20 authors with their books. I’m not sure if we had the full 42 expected, but wow, what a crowd!

Many of the authors present were at their first signing type event with their books. I’m hardly a veteran, but there were a few who could be called that.

One of the neat things is to connect with others and trade tips. One of the hard things is that a lot of the mall-goers weren’t looking for or expecting us. I think most of them were just headed about their shopping business, though a few decided to buy books. Yay!

Now if only some more of them would buy my book when I’m there today…

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2 Comments

  1. Vivian Zabel said,

    12 September 2010 at 20:26

    Waiting to hear how you did.

  2. ransomnoble said,

    12 September 2010 at 21:53

    It went all right. I mean, I don’t think anyone really expects anyone to buy a million copies at a mall signing. Still, I did pass out a lot of flyers and a few people really wanted the book.


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