Saturday, September 27, 2008

Book Giveway WEEK 5!



Congratulations to Jennifer who won this week's contest. Email me your address and I'll send you your copy of Land of Inheritance: heather at hbmoore dot com

Answer this weeks question and you'll be entered into the drawing for a free copy of Land of Inheritance.

QUESTION of the week: Have you ever gone to a booksigning?

To explain, I recently posted a blog about booksignings and wondered what type of reader you are. Would you track a favorite author and when he/she is in town, make that extra effort to go to a signing? Or are you a more anonymous reader and purchase a favorite author's book when it hits Costco?

My answer: I'm a little of both. I probably wouldn't go too out of my way to show up at a booksigning, unless it's a convenient time and it's an author I know or want to meet for some reason. For instance, a few times I've seen notices of pretty famous authors visiting, and ones that I like to read, but I've figured the crowds would be too large.

But there are a handful of authors that I probably would try and meet, just so that I could stare at them in person (like Harlan Coben--are you coming to Utah any time soon?).

9 comments:

Pink Ink said...

I went to one booksigning, and it was for Jan Brett, who was my daughter's favorite author at that time. I wanted to hear what she had to say about writing books for children.

I love it when the authors take time to talk about how they came up with their book, their road to being published (like Sarah Gruen, at King's English, that was cool).

Hard to get to a booksigning from where I live.

Karlene said...

I don't really go to book signings due to the celebrity of the author. But I do try to make an effort to go when I know the author personally. I like to show support because I know how awful it is to just sit there at the table with no one to talk to. (In fact, I'm only missing yours because I already had another even scheduled.)

Also, since I already won your book, don't put me in for the drawing this time.

Jennifer said...

Sweet! I love winning things. :)

I've only ever been to one real booksigning. It was right after I read Shannon Hale's first book and she came and spoke at a nearby library. I absolutely adore her - her personality is as great as her writing is. :)

I have also gone up to a lot of my favorite authors at LDS Storymakers conferences and the like, and had them sign books. In fact, I have one such book signed by you. :D

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks Karlene :) Every year I promise myself that I'm going to Josi Kilpack's book launch. But I haven't made it yet :(

Don said...

I've been to a few book signings, and I would like to go to more. I had a small connection with these authors before the signing, and went in hope of improving that connection.

I have a lot more connections with a lot more authors now, and as a result would be much more interested in visiting with and supporting them.

Heather B. Moore said...

I agree, Don, that's how I feel about them. Sometimes I want to establish a connection with an author and just tell them that I appreciate their writings.

Jess said...

I would like to go to a booksigning but meeting an author whose work I enjoyed would make me too nervous. I admire authors who take the time to do it though.

Trent and Nicole said...

I know the giveaway is over, but still wanted to comment. The one and only booksigning I've been to was yours! I was so thoroughly moved by the Out of Jerusalem series that I just wanted to go and personally thank you for all the research and work you did.

Trent and Nicole said...

I know the giveaway is over, but still wanted to comment. The one and only booksigning I've been to was yours! I was so thoroughly moved by the Out of Jerusalem series that I just wanted to go and personally thank you for all the research and work you did.