Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Book signings and appearances

Here's a list of appearances I'll be making, starting today. A lot more are in the works. If any of you can make it to any of these places, please do! It'll be a pleasure to talk with you.

Thursday (Sept. 13) from 5:30-7 p.m.: Reading and signing, Pendleton Books and Baskets, Pendleton, S.C. (864-646-5893)

Oct. 6 from 3-5 p.m.: Reading and signing, Osondu Booksellers, Waynesville, N.C. (828-456-8062)

Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m.*: Signing, Cyrano's Bookshop, Highlands, N.C. (828-526-5488)

Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m.: Reading and signing, The Open Book, Greenville, S.C. (864-235-9651)

Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Reading and signing, Times Festival of Reading, St. Petersburg, FL (727-893-8523)

Oct. 28 from 3-5 p.m.: Signing, Barnes and Noble, St. Petersburg, FL (727-384-5200)

* This was changed from Oct. 13 from noon-2.


bunnygirl said...

Let me know if you ever come to Houston!

Jim Melvin said...

Heck, if I end up with a signing in Houston, it'll mean I'm doing well!

Kappa no He said...

Oh man, a book tour! That is so cool. Are you nervous?

Jim Melvin said...

From my days as a journalist, I'm relatively used to talking to small to mid-sized groups, so I'm not nervous. Now, when you get into the 100-plussers, then I get shaky. But I doubt there'll be any of those any time soon. Ha!

Virginia Lee said...

Jim, you need to contact the Regulator Bookstore here in Durham. Also, Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi is one of the BEST independent bookstores in the USA (seriously) to do a signing at so if you can persuade them to have you come it will make your appearance resume sing. Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi is renowned among authors doing tours too. Make sure you're marketing yourself as a Southern or Southern-based writer. It will boost your marketing potential tremendously throughout the South. Even if your plots are not oriented to the Southern US, if you are a Southern writer it adds to your cachet. Have fun!

Jim Melvin said...


Thanks much for the great advice. I did try Square Books, but they said they're booked through the end of the year. But I'll definitely call the Regulator on Monday. Thanks!


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