Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First ever book signing

Look! Here's me, yesterday, having a day that dreams are made of. I went to Simon and Schuster HQ to talk to my very talented editor about book two, meet the marvellous publicity team, and sign a table full of copies of Infinite Sky destined for key booksellers and journalists. Somehow, in all my years of dreaming, I hadn't thought about how I would sign them, so the first batch of books have my bank signature on.

The wonderful Phil Earle having a tiny sleep.

There is lots of excitement about Infinite Sky in-house, and it was lovely to sign copies for members of the team, even if I was too bedazzled to know what to write (or to recall what I wrote). There was much talk of crying on public transport while reading my book, which is one of my favourite things to hear. Bus, tube or train, I don't mind, so long as the tears are falling.

We made a short video and a podcast about Infinite Sky and how it came to be, and I read a short extract. I will post these things here when they are ready. Also, I was really pleased to find out that the book will be on sale at The Clothes Show next month, so, you know, go there and buy it.

I will be giving away another copy soon, through Good Reads. So if you're not already registered there, sign up, and add it to your Want to Read list in preparation.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've recently had my first ever book signings too and loved every minute. Well worth the slog to get there. I have nearly perfected my 'look at me, I'm approachable' face too. Congrats!

  2. Thanks Ian Broome. It wasn't exactly the real thing (I was in the publishing house) but I still adored it to death. I will begin practising my own very approachable face.

  3. Congrats, C.J.! So exciting. Looking forward to the video accompaniment.
    P.S. I went to a Colm Toibin reading in Baltimore last night, and I think HE was attempting a "don't approach" face during signing, so as to keep the long line moving.

  4. Haha! Imagine being that used to being a writer that you did that! I will be grinning at any signature seekers for a fair while yet, I think.

  5. ha ha, tiny sleep. well done!

  6. Congrats C.J. Looking forward to the video, podcast and more info on book 2 :-)

  7. Great news and congratulations, this is something which I want to have. I have story in my mind but I don’t know when I will covert it into book and have my first book signing experience. Thank you for sharing your moment with us