Was There A Book Signing?
My book signing last week was bitter sweet.
A success, thanks to Hooked On Books and Larry, the store owner, and to dear old friends and some new friends who ventured in.
A disappointment, only by the lack of support by the local print media. There are two
local papers that print two editions each in Cottonwood and Sedona. My press release, sans photo, appeared in only one of the four. All information was submitted as they requested and before their deadlines. I know other writers and artists who have experienced similar indifference. I realize there are limitations to acceptance, available space, and other factors, so a paper cannot print every submission they receive. However, there are not a great number of local authors, and very few with recent publications or events. I regard this as a slight to the literary community of our town, more than simply a decision to ignore me.
I frequent our town’s library; it is always very busy, filled with readers. I hope they are not denied learning of future books or accomplishments of their neighbors because newspaper space was taken up by “more important” things..