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Book Event Check List: Planning an Exceptional Book Signing, Part two

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

You've learned how to plan a successful book event here now it's time to implement what you've learned. You've got your book signing date, and you're...

Transactional Love

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

The two impulses -- writing and selling -- couldn't be more different, or at least they have been for me.

More Than Just an Autograph

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lawrence D. Elliott

Recently, I attended my first sales seminar in Germany. I went with Conny and two other friends, who had invited us. And, of course, it was conducted in the German language.

Martin Amis' Lionel Asbo to Meet Mad Men's Matthew Weiner in Los Angeles

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

One of America's great storytellers, Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will chat with novelist Martin Amis, author of the critically acclaimed novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21.

The Secret Life Of A Cruise Ship Lecturer

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?

PHOTOS: A Reader Who Goes To Booksignings To Get Cussed Out

Bill Ryan | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
Bill Ryan

Why insults? I'm still not entirely sure, and I don't have a quick, simple answer. There are a few reasons, however, that stand together to make a rambling explanation.

So This Isn't a Cookbook?

John Malik | Posted 04.20.2012 | Books
John Malik

Good writing should make a personal connection with you, grab you and hold on, speak to your fears or dreams. And that night in my audience maybe half of these people were over 60 years old.

What's A Kindlegraph?

eBookNewser | Dianna Dilworth on July 28, 2011 11:00 AM | Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

A new digital book signing tool called Kindlegraph has been getting a lot of ink from various publishing and tech blogs these days, so when I saw a ba...

Ms. Benjamin's Guide to Etiquette for the Polite Reader (and Author)

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

As I prepare to embark upon that perilous -- and perilously rare -- adventure called the "book tour," I think it behooves us both to be reminded of our obligation to one another. Herewith, I propose these simple rules for governing our behavior.

Come Meet The Author, But Be Prepared To Open Your Wallet

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN and MATT RICHTEL | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

Independent bookstores, squeezed by competition from Internet retailers like Amazon, have long done something their online brethren cannot emulate: au...

Author Book Signings At Airports

wsj.com | DAVID ROTH | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

A few weeks ago, Kostya Kennedy sat at a small table just past the security checkpoint inside LaGuardia Airport's Terminal D. Surrounding him were cop...

Requiem for a Borders Bookstore

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

As part of the fallout from Borders' recent bankruptcy announcement, 200 stores are scheduled to close. Unhappily, my favorite Borders bookstore is one of them.

Authors Duke It Out For NYC Book Signing Outlets

The Wall Street Journal | JOANNE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Which authors get to sign at which New York locations is a tricky gavotte involving publishers, chain bookstores and other venues. In fact, independen...

Getting to Know You

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Like many experienced speakers, Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone opened with a joke but from then on his presentation was anything but predictable.

BookExpo America This Week: Guide To The Authors And Galleys You Can't Miss

Library Journal | Cheryl LaGuardia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With over 2000 exhibitors, this year's BookExpo America (May 25 - 27, New York) will be a challenge to negotiate. Where are the best galley giveaways?...

Can a Friend Who Is 'Green With Envy' Really Be a Friend?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I harbor a very strong and miserable envious streak. I can't bear to see my friends be happy in their romantic relationships. This is the case no matter what my own romantic situation is at the time.

Literary Events In Your Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are so many fantastic book-related events happening every day in many cities, from book signings to author readings to poetry competitions and m...

Blagojevich Book Signing: Debut Event For 'The Governor' Takes Place At University Of Chicago

myfoxchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is holding the first book signing of his recently-released memoir Tuesday, almost exactly one year after he was arrested f...