This week's entry is going to be a quickie. I just wanted to let everyone who hasn't heard through other channels that I have a book signing coming up in a couple weeks. I'll be at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue on Saturday, January 24 from 2:00 to 3:00PM. There will be books for sale and I'll sign books for anyone who is interested in that sort of thing. There will be a drawing for a gift card, so come by even if you already have a signed copy!
Special thanks to Brian Raitz, the director of the library, for arranging this opportunity for me. It's exciting to know that someone in his position has such a commitment to promoting local authors. It means a lot.
I see events like these as an important way to get my name and face out to a wider audience. So far, the vast majority of my sales have gone to people I know and, to a lesser degree, people they know. If I want to succeed as a writer, I need to go beyond that. So, while I'm excited to see friends and family there, the people I hope to reach with this signing are people who don't know me but that are interested in my genre. That's the key to growing sales.
Here's a link to the event on Facebook: Book Signing
Comment here or on Facebook if you have questions. And let me ask a favor of those of you who've read and enjoyed Harsh Prey. Another great aid to book sales is positive reviews. If you would consider writing a review for me, at Amazon or Goodreads, I would be deeply grateful.