TGIF, WG2E-Land Peeps!
A few weeks ago – for the third time in my Indie Epublishing Career – I had yet another very disappointing experience with a Barnes & Noble Store regarding participating in a Book Signing Event…this time, for one of their on-site Writers’ Conference Stores (a conference, btw, that I VIP Sponsored).
For the record, I don’t normally even bother asking B&N Stores to do signings anymore, but I did, this time, because I was VIP Sponsoring this event and thought that because I was now one of their Top 100 Bestselling Authors that perhaps that might mean something.
Yep, I’m a dumb ass.
Here’s the scoop from my conversation with one of their Community Relations (CR) Managers:
CR: “…but you just write Ebooks…I don’t understand what you could offer for our on-site conference store…”
These people just don’t have a clue how to reach readers or treat authors. It’s really quite sad for the entire B&N culture.
***Note: It’s no different down there than up here (at our Barnes and Noble stores along the fabulous shores of Lake Michigan). They have no clue that if it wasn’t for all of us Nook Authors, none of them would have jobs left. The fact that Nook kiosks now have all the prime real estate in the front of their stores must not have sunken in. They just don’t get it.
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: What kinds of out of the box and out of the bookstore Ebook Signings are you doing?
The Best of Beyond Brick and Mortar Store Ebook Signing Wishes — D. D. Scott
P.S. No worries either on convincing them to let me sign. I don’t need their brick and mortar stores to sell to over 50,000 of their customers in the last 10 months. LOL! I just thought it would be out of the box, very forward thinking, and rather survivalist in nature for them to embrace the future for authors in an innovative way at conferences and their stores by having Indie Authors sign too (Indie Authors who happen to be their Top 100 B&N Bestsellers, in my case). I can do a “Book” Signing anywhere – cell phone stores and groceries are starting to catch-on, for example – by just being at a table with all of my materials and dazzling the crowds with fun, free, fabulous “stuff!”