I’m traveling today, so I’m going to keep it short. Tomorrow, EARLY TO DEATH, EARLY TO RISE hits the shelves, so I hope that it shows up in the stores. This one doesn’t have a drop date, which means the store can put it out early, and dilute the first week’s sales, or not put it out at all that first week, which doesn’t do anyone any favors, so if you’re looking for it and can’t find it, (it will likely be in the young adult section) go ask them to dig it out from the back.
Signing etiquette. I know you’ll ask, so here it is! ;-) Even thought I’m out pushing Madison, you are more than welcome to bring your Hollows, or even the Cook titles. I fully expect to see more Hollows books then Madison, so you will be in good company. As for how to handle the lines? Here’s my SOP.
Signing etiquette: It varies from store to store, but this is what I like to do. Because of long lines and long series, I’ve had to start to structure how to handle those of you who bring in the entire series and anthologies for my signature. I will happily autograph with your name and a personalized note two books, then just sign the rest of the pile. Or . . . I can personalize the first two, and you can get back in line for another two, and so on. Or . . . bring your friends and have me sign/personalize books to you through them. (It’s sneaky, but okay.) It’s the note that slows things down, and I can sign my name all friggen day long and not get tired. -laugh-
Most stores do not mind if you bring in books that you have purchased elsewhere, but if you do, they appreciate it if you buy something, anything, while you are there. The cold fact is that if they don’t make sales while I’m there, they likely won’t ask me back, so please take the time to acknowledge that they have invested a bit of money in asking me to visit your area if you are not purchasing BLACK MAGIC SANCTION at the event. It doesn’t have to be my book, but trust me, they keep track of sales during an event.
The pictures are from the walk my mom and I took this weekend. Guess where I got my love of wild stuff?