Disappointment and rude shock has totally brought me into the stark reality of how difficult this business is. I was so happy the way the signing went at the Chapters store in Ancaster. I couldn't but hope to believe I might possibly get a good showing for this library reading. I did hope for at least 10 people who would also all buy my book. Well, didn't end up that way.
Of course, the whole affair was not a total disaster. It was a first new adventure. A good experience which brought me down to reality. One woman at the reading offered other opportunities for more readings and I made notes. I am following up with those places. She was lovely and I appreciated her advice.
I should mention that the library said they ordered a copy from online. Sophie, the woman who organized the event, presented me with a lovely pen and designed cloth as a thank you which was just lovely.
Just received this message from my publicist, Judy Boswell, which I have to copy it here concerning my library reading:
Well…. that doesn't sound like a disaster at all.That sounds like a captive audience! A freezing cold night in February
and somebody liked your reading enough to buy your book :D
I'd say that's a WIN!
Wow. Does that ever change my mood. What a wonderful message! Just what I needed to hear. Isn't she just great?
I have received some great reviews from people who have read Locker Rooms. A "good read" is mentioned every time. It is a good read and I'm sure you would enjoy it. Please go to my website and order a copy. I guarantee you a good ride.
Hope you are all enjoying this long winter. Just think how much more we will enjoy spring when it arrives.