This article comes from Galley Cat. Thankfully, I have not experienced this phenomenon to the extent described, but I have had some book signings that were more successful than others. Many times, it’s where the seller places the author in the store. Some times, it’s the date or time of day. If you have ever had an “unsuccessful” book signing, read on. If you want to learn more, please visit http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/togather-creates-tool-to-fansource-author-events_b55539#more-55539
All the authors in audience know how disappointing it can be to give a reading in a nearly empty room.
The new Togather tool will help writers figure out how many people want to come to a reading and help fans set up author readings in their neighborhood. We’ve embedded the introductory video above–what do you think?
Here’s more about the tool: ” Using an on-demand fansourcing platform, Togather transforms the way authors organize book tours and bring audiences to events. With Togather, every talk, book signing or lecture is sold out before you even leave your home. We use a group-buying mechanism to make sure that your fans commit to attending. It only takes a few clicks to show some author love. And with this commitment from fans, a whole new world of possible events opens to you and your audience.”