Authors are funny people. Really. Some are socially awkward. We take that for granted given that they sit alone behind a keyboard for long hours and live in alternative realities. Still…
I recently participated in an authors’ fair and, to be clear, most presenters were lovely, social people. I think I just happened to be sandwiched between the um…more interesting ones. I could just see the sympathetic looks I received from other authors around the room safely ensconced behind their tables.
Here is a list: What Not To Do at an Authors’ Fair.
- Don’t hog the microphone. Seven minutes of Open Mic might be 10, but they sure ain’t 20.
- Don’t walk up to someone’s table and lecture them how they really must read your book, especially if it is not connected to their genre. Actually, just don’t do it.
- Either compliment their book covers or don’t say anything. This…
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