Author Guide To Surviving a Booktour, Tip #3
SIGNING IN DALLAS IS POSTPONED!
I keep getting emails from people about my Dallas signing tonight. Except that there is no signing in Dallas scheduled for tonight. It has been postponed indefinitely (honestly, I don't know why. I just go where they point me. I don't have time to ask questions, I'm just trying to get to my plane on time).
So please don't go to the bookstore expecting to find me there, because I will be in Houston, TX, tonight, where–tomorrow, Thursday, June 8, at 7PM–I will be at
Barnes & Noble 2643
12850 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
Many thanks to the delightful readers who came out for my Roseville, MN signing! Special thanks to readers Mary and Molly, who made me a marvy pink TaB Princess frame, and to Rita, for the delicious cookies!
Minnesota is filled with attractive people who are so nice to you that if you are from New York you begin to suspect they are trying to pull one over on you.
But they aren't. They're just THAT nice. Amazing.
And now on to the Booktour Survival Tip of the Day:
Meg Cabot's Author Guide to Surviving a Booktour Tip #3:
NEVER LOOK AT THE END OF YOUR SIGNING LINE.
This one is non-negotiable. If you are lucky enough to have more than one person come to your signing, and there is an actual LINE of people waiting to get their books signed by you, DO NOT LOOK AT THE END OF THE LINE.
Here is why:
a) the line will be so impossibly long you will want to kill yourself, or
b) the line will be so incredibly short, you will want to kill yourself.
You see? You can't win. So don't look. Just smile into the face of the reader in front of you and put all thoughts of the line from your head, and be happy anyone at all showed up.
Trust me. This will save you.
Stay tuned for Meg Cabot's Author Guide to Surviving a Booktour Tip #4:
YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SCHTICK.
See you in Houston!