This past week we did several individual book signings and are gearing up for a three hour book signing event on Saturday, December 15th, at Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia. Book signings are a new experience for Kathy and me. People do like to have their books signed. Probably we are most careful about the spelling of names.
Book signings carry a different mystique than celebrity autographs. There is the personal connection between the book, author and reader that transcends an autograph. So far I have found it much easier to sign books for people I know. You can write something personal. I still try to write something personal for those people that I just met, it’s just a little more difficult.
Like autographs, we discovered that some people have a collection of signed books. They enjoy meeting authors and having a book signed. After reading, the book is added to their growing collection. We have several signed books in our house by different authors; however, they are not all in the same place. This may be something for us to think about.
If you live in the Northern Virginia area, visit Pearmund Cellars on Saturday afternoon. Kathy and I will be on site to greet you. Visiting a winery in December can be an alternative to busy mall shopping. You can pick up some wine for the Holidays and gifts and purchase a signed book.
For information about the book A Wine Journey, visit the book’s website.