Good thoughts on staging a bookstore event… Thanks, Nicholas.
As you may know, my children’s book, Valiant Smile, was published in Greece in December (the English version is still under development, I’m afraid). Yesterday, I had the official presentation at Ianos, one of Athens’ best bookstores.
Yes, it was exciting. But I also had some concerns. Even though my publisher had arranged everything, I hardly expected anyone to show up:
- It was on a Saturday at 1 pm, when most people would either be home getting ready for lunch or at a children’s costume party (it’s the middle of the Greek Carnival).
- Even the publisher’s PR guy, the one who had arranged the presentation, had told me beforehand he would not be showing up, as he had to be elsewhere (presumably at a bigger author’s event).
- My author friends had warned me that Ianos hosts four such events every single weekend, so it was unlikely…
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