How to Hold a Book Signing for an eBookOne of the many ways authors engage their fans is by holding book signings so that they can meet and greet people. When self-publishing an eBook, many people overlook book signings as a way to promote the eBook. It is possible to hold a book signing for an eBook. Not only is it possible, but it’s also intriguing because many people have never heard of such an event. Setting up a book signing is easy and very effective for promoting your new eBook.
Find a Place to Hold the Signing
The first thing you want to do if you choose to hold a book signing is to find a place to hold the signing. A library or bookstore is generally the most popular place where it can be held. Simply contact the director of the library or the manager of the store and tell them your idea. Many libraries and bookstores have eReaders for eBooks now, so they should be willing to let you sign an eBook in their facility. Tell them that you will need a table and a space to meet your fans. Since this book signing is non-traditional, you won’t need a lot of things to make it happen.
Get the Word Out
You need to advertise your book signing so that you have readers who attend your event. Contact local papers and magazines to announce that you will be in town to sign your eBook. Of course, this may generate a few questions from reporters and editors since the idea of signing an electronic book is not common. If you do get asked to do a story, conduct an interview. This will only Steps to get more publicity for you and your book signing.
Additionally, take to Facebook and Twitter to announce your eBook signing. You may pick up interested parties that the local newspapers and magazines don’t reach. Offer to answer questions about your eBook through social media as you go along in the signing.
How to Actually Sign an eBook
There are applications that allow you to sign your eBook. Basically, you use a tablet or an iPad and a stylus to write a personal message and autograph. Using the stylus, you write a message and a signature for the fan on a blank page associated with the e-book title. The fan provides you with an e-mail address, and the autographed page is emailed to them. Then, once the fan receives and downloads it, the autograph and message are inserted behind the title page on the fan’s eBook. The personalized page usually arrives in the fan’s email inbox in less than three minutes.
When trying to generate publicity for your eBook, look into doing a book signing. You can actually hold one even for eBooks, and it gives people a chance to meet the author they love. Offer to take photos with your fans to give them something extra, and answer questions about your work to keep them engaged. If you have another eBook in the making, the signing would also be a good time to mention that.