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Have fun! I've done the author speed dating at both Malice and Left Coast Crime. Really made a difference. Interesting that there are two sets of authors. I haven't heard of that before. Here's hoping you get many people interested in your books! Sybil, I think we're teamed with someone because there are so many authors attending this year. They like to work in as many as possible. I cant decide if I'd like to do it or not.
Good luck!!! Hi Charlotte. I wasn't talking about the teaming up, which is done at Malice and LCC also. I was talking about how they have two separate sessions running at the same time. Malice and LCC only has one so every author visits every table in the ballroom. Bouchercon is much bigger so I'm sure that's why they did that. Yep, Marianne, it is stressful.
I forced myself to do it at two different conferences. It's also tiring listening to the authors talk about their books. Well worth being on the receiving end, though. Post a Comment. Friday, September 29, Author Speed Dating. I'm lucky to be included in an author speed-dating event at Bouchercon. The I received asking about it contains terrific information. It's quite clear. I'm pasting it into this blog because I've always appreciated the shared advise on Type M. Two persons are "teamed" and we will move from table to table.
I'm working hard to prepare table favors for fans and others who will remain seated. The authors making the pitches move from table to table. Not the fans. I like to sew and fiddle with crafts. The favors is not as daunting as composing decent pitches. I suspect it's a good idea to wear comfortable shoes. Not an ideal venue for stilettos. Each author gets a chance to pitch their book s to 20 tables of up to 8 readers to a table. Authors are put in groups of 2 and move from table to table every 4 minutes — so if you and I were paired I would talk for 2 minutes and then you would talk for 2 minutes.
You two will be making the rounds of the tables together. It is incredibly popular and the book room floods with buyers when it is done! Each group consists of 44 authors. You will be traveling from table to table only within your group. Please prepare your pitch and be sure it is less than 2 minutes long. Each author gets 2 minutes and you will then get 1 minute to move to the next table, for a total of 5 minutes for each session. We MUST enforce the time limit strictly in order to allow every author to address all the readers in your group. It will help — a lot — if both of you work together — author 1 speaks while the other distributes any flyers, pens, takeaways, etc.
Please plan accordingly. Wow, what a chance for promotion! I'm looked forward to this high energy event. Bouchercon is in Toronto Canada this year. It's count-down time already! Posted by Charlotte Hinger at pm. Labels: Author speed-dating , Bouchercon , energy , giveaways , promotions , teams. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.Bouchercon author speed dating
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