Calling Local Authors

The Palouse Writers Guild (PWG) is planning a multi-author book signing at BookPeople of Moscow on Saturday, April 27th, in honor of Independent Bookstore Day

***This is a members only event***
If you are not a PWG member, see the membership page.

The day is divided into 2-hour time slots: 10 AM to 12 PM, 12 PM to 2 PM, 2 PM to 4 PM.  After the Indies First event last fall, we decided to eliminate the 4 PM to 6 PM time slot because the store doesn’t get a lot of traffic between those hours.  For this event we want to put a sandwich board on the sidewalk to encourage drop-in traffic.

Because there won’t be a Christmas tree in the store, we will be able to accommodate additional tables, so authors will have more room to spread out.  No more than four authors will be signing at a time.  If you have a buddy author you want scheduled with, let me know. Participating authors need to have their books placed on consignment with Carol at BookPeople no later than APRIL 1, 2019 to allow time for creating a display.  (Consignment agreement will be emailed to authors selected for inclusion in this event.)

If you are interested in participating email me at no later than MARCH 15th.
Subject line: Independent Bookstore Day
In the body of your email, tell me:

  • Times you are available
  • A brief (50 to 100) word bio
  • Link to your author website
  • The URL to your Amazon page
  • Indicate if your books are already on consignment or if you need the consignment form
  • Attach your author photo

Please share this information with other local authors who might be interested in participating.  We want all the time slots full and to support as many local authors as possible. However, there is a limited number to time-slots available, so not all authors will be selected for inclusion in this event.

The Palouse Writers Guild will handle newspaper, radio, and some social media promotion, however, all authors selected for inclusion are expected aid in promoting the event.  See links to below for suggestions on promotion and having a successful book signing.

Tips to boost attendance at book signings:
12 Easy Ways To Boost Attendance At Your Book Signing, Reading, Or Author Seminar

Tips for a productive author signing event:
Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books

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