How to introduce an author

Author visits and book signings are great ways to get book lovers into bookshops and when I spotted this article on Twitter yesterday I thought it was worth sharing with our Booksellers NZ members.

It’s a great read and a fantastic reminder of how to do things well. The story at the start was so awkward it made me want to leave an event I’d never attended.

Thanks to Janet Potter for a great guide and to Emily Perkins for sharing it.

Here’s the article.

Commonplace Book launch at the Women's Bookshop from our Flickr gallery.

by Emma McCleary, web editor at Booksellers NZ

5 thoughts on “How to introduce an author

  1. Someone had pointed out to the EVOKE site that you can find International ramifications for what the Evoke group is simulating
    in this exercise. That’s a correct statement. There has to become MOU’s (Memorandum of Understanding) between the EVOKE organization and the various countries it will enable thru any
    given crisis. We couldn’t do anything in Haiti right up until the Government granted authorization. When a statement is made like, “Eureka claimed the Docks”, that’s an important piece.

    Governmental organizations would really need to give EVOKE the permission to use
    the countries dock to off load the ships. Food stuffs should clear customs be inspected and distributed to local markets.
    Port Authorities have to know in advance which ships are coming
    in and when so cargo can be offloaded and distributed to the end users.
    The best case (least expensive) scenario would be for
    Japans merchant marine vessels to bring the trees/vegetation back from Africa.
    Worst case (most expensive) scenario would be freight forwarders contracting vessels to
    transport produce/vegetation towards the Harbor
    of Tokyo! Too many moving pieces there, insuring the cargo from Somali Pirates (Lloyds), duty-taxation
    (Japanese Tax authority), fueling the vessels for the voyage (Saudi Arabia) etc.
    .. The ships necessary for this type of work are huge.
    Most of these vessels are meant to transport expeditionary
    combat units to and from the OIL/battle fields.

    ..but what the heck I guess they could be used to prevent a global catastrophe.
    The air bridge can only be used for so long.
    The C-5 and Antonov are large aircraft and can meet the needs of the rapid resupply of things like seeds.
    Hefty cargo things like trees, shown while in the cartoon must be brought in on ships.
    Now I know why the following statement inside the
    BIBLE is so important:

  2. I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.