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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Signing Follow-up


BOOK SIGNING FOLLOW-UP at Hastings, Helena, MT and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Missoula, Mt.


I consider my book signings for THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE @ Hastings Books, Music & Videos Helena, Montana, Friday, Nov. 8th & Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Missoula, MT, Saturday, Nov. 9th, a mixed-bag of results. The Hastings event was very successful, a near sell-out. Unfortunately, despite all my efforts, Barnes & Noble, due to very slow traffic, the slowest I have seen at any B&N store, I sold little more than half the books on hand. Management was pleased with the results, but I was not. Unfortunately, those things happen. Perhaps, I have been spoiled by my successes at the other B&N stores where I have signed. Regardless, I met a lot of good people, and the managers and associates at each store were friendly and very accommodating.


I want to thank Hastings store manager, Jed, book manager, Darin, Associate, Gloria; B&N store manager, Alan, weekend manager, Stephanie, associates Amanda and Sean for their support.

New Reader Aleacia BN Missoula,MTNew Reader Lacee at Hastings Helena,MT
New Reader Alecia B&N Missoula, MT            New Reader Lacee at Hastings Helena, MT

BOOK SIGNING FOLLOW-UP @ Barnes & Noble, Woodinville, WA.


POWER OUTAGE MADE THIS A TWO-DAY EVENT. The Seattle/Puget Sound area experienced high winds and rain on Sat. Nov. 2nd. That has never stopped the people of that area from going about their business. A lot of people flocked to the Barnes & Noble store in Woodinville where I was signing copies of THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE to warm up, drop by Starbucks and buy books. The place was packed, and I was doing very well when all of a sudden the lights went out and the store lost power. Unfortunately, they never came back on and people started leaving the store. A half-hour later, when power still had not been restored, management decide to close for the day. However, since I was not going to leave until later on Sunday, I offered to return for a few hours. The store manager, Dave, and the Community Relations Manager, Mike, were delighted. So, I did return the next morning and stayed three hours. Sunday is a quieter day, so I did not sell out the entire stock, however, the Sunday manager, Tom, was pleased with my efforts and would pass the word up the line.


I emailed Mike Nov. 3rd and he said he was please with my efforts. He would be happy if I returned for an encore signing in the Spring. The chances of another power outage occurring should be very slim.

New Reader Tamara Woodinville
New Reader Tamara at B&N Woodinville


Next book signing will be @ Hastings Books, Music & Videos, 11324 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA, Saturday, Nov. 16th, 1 - 7 p.m.


The Wolf of Britannia Wolf of Brittania Carratecus Novel


I am currently rewriting chapters 28 - 30 as I near the half-way mark, or part I, of what is to be a duo-olgy. Chapter 28 requires extensive rewriting, changing passages which were originally narratives or summaries into full-blown scenes, dialog or both. I keep plugging away. I still hope to complete the first half during November, but it might not be until December.


Ancient World Notes


If you haven't yet, check out the latest article, the first in a series, titled: Maintaining the Public Safety of Ancient Rome Part II. In the series you will learn about the origins of public safety in Rome. In many instances, while Rome brought law and order to the rest of their empire, they couldn't control crime in the Empire's Capitol.


Don't forget I am on Twitter and FaceBook


For you twitter users, you can also follow me on Twitter@Jessstevenhughe. And don't forget, besides my FaceBook page, I have an author's page, The Sign of the Eagle. Check it out.


That's about it for now, I hope to see you at one of my book signings. Thank you for your support. Until next time, Salve et Vale! Hale and Farewell!



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