Well, yesterday my first book-signing event for The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama, and I think I can say it was a success. I signed a bunch of books and spoke with several readers for quite a while. The signing was scheduled from 1-3pm at the McKinley Mall Barnes & Noble near Buffalo, but I ended up not finishing up until after 4 pm.
My little area was in the spot previously occupied by the Ready Player One display, so I supposed I have bragging rights for bumping Ernest Cline.
There are photos below of the setup. I don’t have any photos from the actual signing, as I was busy talking with readers and such, but the setup was very nice. There were several books on the table, and an entire display off to the side, which was very cool.
I was admittedly concerned that the topic of my book might generate some negative reaction from customers, but, with the exception of a few dirty looks and a couple sarcastic remarks, the entire event went without incident.
I would like to thank everyone who came out to the signing, and to the staff of the McKinley Mall Barnes & Noble for having me there and for taking care of the arrangements.