Celebrate the Small Things!

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I can’t believe July is almost over. The summer is flying by way too fast. I have some great things to celebrate this weekend:

  1. A book-selling opportunity at the Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, VT, this Saturday!
  2. My son’s birthday on Sunday!

And here are some pics from my Barnes & Noble book signing last weekend. I sold 8 books to family and friends and a few walk-in customers. Thank you!!







And this is what my kids were doing.



What other celebrations are going on out there?





© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2016. All rights reserved.

22 thoughts on “Celebrate the Small Things!

  1. If you were able to sell books to strangers, it’s a huge win. That’s one of the hardest things about booksignings!!! I’ve been invited to do a reading at a B&N in a city two hours away at the end of August…I know no one! I’m going to try to do some marketing beforehand to hopefully get some teachers to send their students, but I’m already nervous about it.


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    • I was really happy with how it went. I found it worked better to sit behind the table, rather than stand. When I stood around the table, customers would come in and think I was an employee of the store. They’d ask me where to find things, particularly the restrooms. What worked best for me was to sit near the front door where I could make eye contact with everyone who came in and smile and say Hi or How are you? Everyone, at least, acknowledged me, and quite a few of them came over to check out my book. Good luck with your signing!


  2. That’s wonderful news about the B&N signing and selling books! Awesome that your kids enjoyed reading while they waited, and good luck on your next opportunity! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Congrats on your B&N signing! I think it’s so cool that your book is faced out on the Staff Recommendations shelf, and it looks like you had a wonderful table. Your pic of your kids is sweet! I love it when I see my kids reading, too. 🙂
    Eight books for a book signing is a good number. I’ve discovered that getting out there seems to make the biggest impact, and sometimes readers are shy of writers.

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