It occurred to me while at my last book signing that I needed a personal assistant checklist. Each and every time that I go to a conference or book signing it never fails — I forget something. At the Romantic Times book signing, I couldn’t help but laugh with a fellow forgetful author who tapped my shoulder and asked for one of my pens.
A sturdy, easy to maneuver rolling tote – It’s so much easier than carrying a heavy box or oversized shoulder bag through crowds or narrow aisles.
Heavy Duty gallon and quart sized zip lock bags – I put three of my books per large bag to keep them clean, they have come in handy so many times when I need a book one or two. I place my pens, swag and any other smaller items into the quart sized bags to keep them organized.
1 or 2 clear containers with cover – I prefer a container that is about 9” x 12” that fits in the tote. I put my smaller zip lock bags that hold the items above inside of them. All in one spot.
1 basket for display – You can use almost anything for displaying swag or nothing at all. I love the one weaved from recycled plastic, it’s fun!
Pens for signing (I love the Sharpie ultra fine retractable)
Small easel(s) – You can grab one up for less than $5 at most hobby stores. Use it to display your book (s)
A money bag with change – Cannot stress enough how much this also comes in handy. I keep my money in a cute little cosmetic bag (not overly obvious) usually about $50 ($30 fives and $20 ones).
A roll of “signed by author” stickers
Bookmarks or postcards to insert in your book after you sign.
Is there anything that I am missing? Let me know…..
GIVEAWAY!!! Now go pack your tote, organize it and send me a picture to hildie(at)Hildiemcqueen(dot)com – The one that looks the best (IMHO) will win a free copy of Desperate Choices, my E-Novella!
My Traveling Book Signing/Conference Kit
All Packed and Ready to Roll!