Yesterday the team at Skyhorse welcomed me into their booth at Book Expo America. At the advice of the fabulous Bella Stander, of Book Promotion 101, I had excerpts that I handed out for a short period of time, eyes scanning badges for librarians, press and bookstore buyers. "Hi, this is a humorous memoir with an autism theme that belongs on your 'and you won't need a Prozac to read it,' shelf!" I chatted with sales and publicity and, I hope, gave them a feel for who I am, the tone of the book and confidence that they can send me out to promote the title. I restrained the excited 12 year old who wanted to jump up and down when I saw my book on the signage. I was cool(ish.)
Esther Bochner, Publicist, me, Tony Lyons, Publisher (and author and fellow autism parent.)
Skyhorse had a good week - their catalog is loaded with terrific titles and the debut book Callous Disregard from Dr. Andrew Wakefield (the British doc of the MMR/Autism controversy) hit #11 on Amazon on its launch day. #11!!! It was a fun day to watch the number tumble.
Mark came into the show with me, and it was divine to share the moment with him. He has more photos. I'll get them.