Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's the Time of Year for Giveaways and Signings

Fall is always my favorite time of year. In Oregon the weather becomes more crisp, and the sunny days mix with rain as we move toward Winter. The past two weeks have been gorgeous! The trees are adorned in reds and golds, and we are having a bit of early summer weather with highs in the mid 60's and lows in the 40's. Absolutely perfect as far as I'm concerned.

This is also the time of year that publishing companies release the most books. Perhaps they think people will stock up for the cold and rainy days to come. Or, it may be they release books in anticipation of the winter holidays.  There is definitely a lot of new book options over the next few months. Along with new books also come the most opportunities for reader giveaways, book signings, and plenty of chances to meet and greet at local bazaars, library events, and art walks.  My calendar is filling up, and more opportunities are presented daily. 

I LOVE getting to meet readers both online and face-to-face and find out which books are exciting them this year. I also love introducing my fans to other authors they may like which is why I tend to participate in group events instead of solo events. Even if you already have my books, I may know someone else with books you will like too. I am very fortunate to have a diversity of authors and genres in both fiction and non-fiction in my networks. I also love meeting aspiring authors and published authors, so we can share our knowledge.

Take a look at the schedule below, and take as many opportunities as you can fit to meet new authors, sign up for prizes, and let me know what books you have on your wishlist this year. I hope to see you at one or more of these.

Now through  November 30, 2013 Fall Extravaganza at Beyond Words Book Tours.
This is a virtual event with many entry opportunities, and targeted at romance readers. Over 55 book giveaways, a Kindle Fire HD giveaway, and numerous gift cards.  How can you possibly turn this down? Easy to enter and win. Be sure to check out all the wonderful authors!

October 30, 2013
Speed Date An Author - Ever wanted to just sit and chat with an author? Find out where all those ideas come from and learn how to bring your own stories to life. I'll be at the Hillsboro Main Library, along with other Pacific Northwest authors, answering your questions. Of course we will also have books available to buy in all genres. Hope to see you there.

Nov. 2, 2013
Huge Party at Jan's Paperbacks
I'll be joining 18 authors for a huge party. We will all be signing books and giving away free ebooks on Kobo from 6-9pm. And Kobo representatives will be giving away a free Kobo ereader. Here is a list of all the freebies. Be sure to stop by, say Hi, get some free downloads and put your free raffle ticket in for the drawings! How can you possibly pass up visiting with so many authors at once?

Feb. 1-2, 2014
Northwest Independent Author's Association Symposium in Forest Grove, Oregon
This event is for aspiring and published authors. The focus is on getting the skills authors need for success in the new publishing environment. The location is at the beautiful McMenamin’s Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Oregon. I'll be attending the symposium and giving a presentation on Channel Surfing: Indie Distribution Platforms Analyzed. Discounts apply for early registrations.


Jessa Slade said...

You are all over the place! Hanging with book people is a great way to spend the rainy months.

Collette Cameron said...

Wow, there's so much going on! How do you do it?

Maggie Jaimeson said...

It does feel like I'm all over the place these days. My calendar is crazy, but in a good way.

Collette, I have the good fortune of this being my full time job now. So that gives me significantly more time every day to write and do writerly things.

It is people like you and Jessa who should be admired for producing while working. When I was working another job 50-60 hours per week, I was lucky to get two books a year completed and then had no time for promotion, signings, or presentations.

Truly this is heaven for me.