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Bring your books and do a book signing at the squash blossom!

From: Geoff C.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:01 PM

Hi Everyone!

Ken Weene and the Squash Blossom restaurant are sponsoring a book signing for our writing workshop members.

I can think of a dozen of you off of the top of my head, who have awesome books out that could benefit from this.  I think this is a great opportunity :)

There are no special costs or obligations to be a part of this event.

Please see the details below:


I want to make everyone aware that Squash Blossom has asked us to have book signings at the restaurant, specifically but not limited to First Friday events. They have asked me to organize these signings for them (at least for the beginning). We are starting Aug 2, which I know means we have limited time. Please announce to your various meetups that this opportunity exists. I think we have room for about 5-7 authors, but again this is not a one time opportunity so I will try to make sure that everyone who is interested has a chance. Also, I will give those who go first priority to return once the event is established (that is only fair) Also, please encourage your members to drop by and support the early First Friday book events.

(There is also space for visual artists. Scroll to the bottom for visual artists.)

Ask people who are interested to email me. [address removed] Ask them to use First Friday in the subject line so it is easier for me to find their emails. I only need their name, the titles of their books, and their genre(s). Below I have tried to answer some basic questions:

1) I don't have print books, only e-books. What do I do? You can, if you wish, come to introduce yourself to people, give our bookmarks, etc. There is wi-fi, so you can also help them get to Amazon to purchase right there and then if they wish. However, obviously print books will be easier.

2) I don't have a tax license, can I take part? Yes, because we are using the tax license of Squash Blossom

3) I can't take credit cards, what happens? Squash Blossom has agreed to run credit cards for us taking only the standard fee they have to pay for processing the credit card.

4) What does it cost? Nothing, but I do urge you to buy at least a coffee. The food is not pricey and you are certainly urged to buy supper if you can. However, no purchase is required.

5) What is expected of me? That you come for the entire evening and that you help to publicize the event. This is a cooperative endeavor, so you should plan on working as a group, for example taking turns manning the sales table while others circulate in the restaurant meeting customers and talking about their books. (Oh, bringing your books and a pen)

6) If I don't sign up with Ken, can I still go? Please don't show up unannounced expecting to sign and sell. We will be setting up the space and won't be able to accommodate you on a last minute basis. On the other hand, you are most welcome to come say hello and of course to buy books.

Visual artists:
We have a limited amount of wall space available for visual artists. If you paint, do photography, etc., contact Ken and he will talk with you about that. The visual material will be up for a month (possibly longer) and Squash Blossom will sell it for you at no consignment cost.

Thanks, Ken


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