Saturday, November 23, 2013

Our Very First Book Signing


Oh boy, so yesterday we had our very first Book Signing! Just saying that sounds so nuts to me! It was totally exciting, and a dream come true for us. We were part of Barnes & Noble, Discovery Friday. B&N had all sorts of fun things happening in locations all over the  country...author signings, demos, book fairs, promotions. We had initially planned on doing a signing at our local B&N, but our publisher suggested going to Easton PA, which is a larger location, and they were also hosting an event with Moleskine journals that would fit great with the Art Journaling aspect of our book. 

We really had no idea what to expect. We don't have much of a "fan base" in that area of PA...that we know of anyway.  



We showed up about an hour early, which gave us time to grab a quick snack and set up our table.

We brought a bit of our "stuff". We try to always we bring our fave pink bunny, nicknamed Creep, everywhere we go. We also brought some extra pink, some fliers, and a few examples of projects from the book.

And it turned out that bringing the sample projects was a very good idea. People loved picking up the faux mini doughnuts, the necklace and bracelet...and they especially loved checking out our Fauxbulous Cake and flipping through the pages of our book to see exactly how it all came together.



Our favorite part of the signing was getting to meet kids. Tons of mother-daughter duos came right up to the table...and more often than not we'd find out that the daughter is the artist and the mother is the aspiring artist. This little gal flipped open our book and immediately identified with so many of the projects...like you could see the wheels turning in her head as she turned the pages. The Barnes & Noble happened to be located directly next door to Michaels...so we're betting that this little gal and her mom took a quick stop over there right after they got our book! 
We had such a great time meeting everyone and talking to them about what we do. And when they'd get excited about us signing their books it was almost too much flattery for one day! We'd love to get out there for some more signings very soon. This coming week is really busy, with Thanksgiving and all...but we'll surely be out there a bunch in this holiday season.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Barnes & Noble, chatted with us, and picked up a book!
We can't wait to meet more of you guys!
xoxo, Jenny & Aaron


32 comments:

  1. Happy for you guys. You looked beautiful. Kids are the best. They'll give it to you straight and speak their mind. So, when a kid likes it, that's the highest form of flattery. :-)

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    1. Thank you SO much Loretta! What a sweetheart you are! You are so right about kids! ha! Love to you! xo

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  2. Congratulations. Happy for you!

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    1. Thank you so very much Dawn! So sweet of you! :) xo

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  3. aw congrats! this sounds so exciting!

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  4. Awesome! I am so happy for you guys. Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much! We truly appreciate it! :) xo

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  5. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you! Author fairs are so fantastic. It's a great way for all of us to talk to the individuals who create some of the books that we spend so much quality time with. Hope you have a great day! And may there be many many more book signings.
    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thank you very much!! Yes yes! It is such a great way for all of us to come together and chat about the things we all love! We had a great time and cannot wait to get out some more! That includes teaching! Classes are also such a favorite of ours! :) Thanks for popping in and for taking the time to leave such sweet words! xo

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  6. how exciting! well deserved, congrats. Hope you come to either Boston, >A or Providence, RI for a book signing...
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so very much! We would LOVE to come to Boston! We hope to make that happen by Spring time! :) And it would be lovely to meet you! Thanks! xo

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  7. So happy for you guys. You deserve all the praise and flattery you received because you work hard, you're passionate about what you do, and you produce great stuff! :)

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    1. awww Thanks so so much sweet thing! So kind of you! geez, squish squish! Hugs to you!! XOXO

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  8. Thanks for sharing the pics. Now you have a whole new fan base! It is just the beginning!

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    1. Ohh Thank you so much Lisa! So kind! We are so excited to get out and meet lots of like minded crafty folks! Thanks for the love and support! :) xo

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  9. That is so incredibly awesome! And look how cute the two of you look! Congratulations! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Thank you Leena!! So so sweet!!! :) xoxo

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  10. This is awesome! Congrats on the book signing! What a cute set up.

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  11. Ahhh *Congratulations* how very exciting. It sounds like the perfect day.
    love
    Alison
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    1. Thank you so so much!! It really was a super fun day! And we just love getting out and meeting like minded folks! Can't wait to get out some more! Thanks for popping in and taking the time to leave such sweet words. :) xo

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  12. So proud of my sweet friends! The table was beautiful and you are right, I bet having all those displays sold those books quick!! So excited to get settled down so I can start getting some projects done. Love to you and Aaron <3
    Becky

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  13. Your display looked great and it is so nice seeing little creative minds at work.

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