Hi guys! *waves*
Before any of you assume, no this isn't about a book signing I went to, but more about what to expect IF I actually go to one. And the key word is "if" here. Actually, I think "when" is better haha.
So basically, here's the thing.
Yesterday, I could have gone to see Veronica Roth in Boston and also buy Four, her newest release that is Divergent told in a different point of view, or so I heard. Now, I didn't go for many reasons, one obvious one being that I haven't even read Divergent yet. But this still got me thinking about other signings that I could potentially go to, in my lifetime. Or afterlife, because you don't know these things.
And you know what. I know nothing about these things. Sure, I've heard about the experience in the Philippines from Francine @ The Not-So-Literary Heiresses about Stephanie Perkins, and then there was that one TFIOS early screening event in Florida that went completely out of control and ended up not happening (which isn't a book signing I know). But it's just so, intimidating!
So I was just wondering, how are book signings in the US? Is it just as crowded? Even if it's in a bookstore? Do you actually have to arrive 5+ hours early? Where do I go about finding these things? DO YOU GUYS GO ALONE? What happens if I have no friends? Haha just kidding.
But seriously. I'm just asking this question for myself (so I guess this isn't exactly a discussion), and I would love to know about your experiences with authors!