Fly-by signings at the airport

The closest I've ever come to an airport book signing is signing whatever is in stock at Powells. Although on tour for my second book, I was in the airport at San Francisco and saw my first book on the shelves. I pointed it out to browser. He was so excited he bought one, had me autograph it, and then told clerk in amazed tones that "the author" was in bookstore.

She was not as impressed.

The Wall Street Journal looked at signings in airport bookstores, particularly in New York. It's a different cross-section of people than come to bookstores. And sometimes that's a good thing.

"Hudson News's transit locations make up 10% or more of total sales for some books that the retailer keeps in heavy stock, said Sara Hinckley, a company vice president."

Read more here.



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