|RT2014 Book signing|
That signing went well and people actually did like the King Tut buttons but of course there was nothing about the pin to remind them of my name or my books.
For RT, I procrastinated. I think I was feeling overwhelmed by all the chances to do promo and ads and not knowing what to try, never having been to RT before. I already talked about how I decided to just let RT flow over me this time and see whether I wanted to go again (Oh YESSSSS) and if so, what promo would be effective. All well and good but if I was planning to be at the book signing, then I needed some things. Even I knew this by now!
I spent one day cruising eBay and Oriental Trading Company and a few party supply sites online, looking for other potential swag. I love to shop by the way. I had to rein myself in that RT probably wasn't going to allow me to go for the 8' Temple Arch or even the 6' Column, much less the folding 4' Sphinx, all of which I found in prom decorations. I also found a lot of potential mummy swag that was scary and/or ugly. I only wanted good associations with my ancient Egypt books, not "Frankenstein Meets The Mummy" type stuff.
I decided to get about 30 of each item, figuring I'd see what Readers liked, and then go in that direction for my next major swag event. I went ahead and used more of the King Tut buttons I'd already bought in 2012 (not going to tell you how many of those I had ordered. Suffice it to say you'll see them from me for decades to come LOL.) Same for the pretty stickers, but at least I attached my spiffy new business card to the back.
I might do pens next time, as everyone says they're popular. I did actually order ten pens as a test case. Yeah, they arrived from Egypt a week after I got back from RT.
Realizing I was concentrating on my Egyptian paranormal series and ignoring my science fiction romance, I
So, all in all, I felt good about my experiment and I have a better idea what I'll do for the next RT book signing I attend.