Book Signing 101 by Kisha Green

Kisha GreenYou just got booked for a book signing and you do not know what to do? Don’t fret, below are some basic yet effective tips that will ensure a good time and most importantly books sold.

  • Book stands for your book to stand up on the table. (Target or Walmart)
  • Take a lot of pictures and or video to share online after the event that will hopefully generate a buzz in who you are what people missed.
  • Book marks to give to the consumer that isn’t ready to spend but is slightly interested. (
  • Get a fishbowl that visitors can place their business cards in and for those without card have blank index cards available with pen for them to write their contact info on.
  • Make sure you have plenty of singles and change to break large bills and for those with no cash have you Square credit card attachment for your cell phone. (
  • Candy dish filled with mints and small candies.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Smiles and a positive attitude.
  • Street team and this can be one person or more walking around handing out bookmarks and flyers that should drive traffic to your table.
  • 24×36 poster with your book cover. (Staples or Office Depot)
  • Advertise! Advertise! Advertise! Network! Network! Network! Promote your book signing using social media and create events on Facebook and advertise your e-flyers via Instagram and Twitter. Create a Meet Up event.

Kisha Green is no stranger to the literary world. She is the well-informed, knowledgeable publisher of DivaBooksInc.( Green is a senior writer and founder of the Writer’s Vibe ( a literary site to help promote artists.

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