Had my first book signing Friday night. I told my wife the next time I do something like this just shoot me. I get to school at 0700; get home about 3 in the pm, loaded up the van with table, chair, reviews, books and business cards. Got to the bookstore and sat there from 4 to 8 pm. That made for a 13 hour day. Sold 4 books. When the lady that was in charge of the book dept came by and asked me how I was doing, I told her it was like fishing. Just sitting there waiting for a nibble. I guess four fish in four hours wouldn't be too bad. But next time it's on a weekend or I take the day off. I wound up sleeping most of yesterday recovering. I didn't think it would be that draining, but it knocked me for a loop.
The Baptist New Mexico ran a press release a couple of weeks ago and mentioned this book signing. One couple came in with the paper specifically for the book. As we talked and I told her where I teach, she mentioned that she graduated from that school. When I inquired (impertinently) what year, it turned out to be the same year that grinnygranny graduated from there too. She didn't remember gg's name, but said she'd look her up in the yearbook. I called grinnyganny and told her the story. When I got home she had the yearbook out and had located the lady.
I stopped by today and picked up my earnings. They've said I can have as many book signing there as I like. I'm still trying to set up signings at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Chronicles and Bibles Plus. A number of people told me that one of the larger non-denominational churches has a book store and I might talk to them about placing Optimus there.