Be ready! When your first book is published (some of you have published before), be ready to shake, rattle and roll.
What I am getting at is that when the first purchaser of your book, standing right in front of you, asks for your autograph, you might have your hands start to shake, like I had.
With me, it was the shock of it all. I felt tremendously humbled and honored, but, at the same time, I was concerned that I might make a mistake in a name or it could be possible to mess up the recently printed libro.
One thing I did was to shift in my chair, plant my feet firmly on the floor, and write whatever special message was to be put with the name or names, and then I took the very fine point of the black pen and added my message.
You find that you value each book bought and each person or all the persons connected with that purchase.
You want to know how they like the book after it is read and if they will buy the next one (s).
The friend who is like a family member, who bought the first two books and wanted my autograph, also gifted me with a set of permanent marker black pens just for signings.
That was very special.
So, get ready, it is an awesome event when you are asked to sign. Now you are a PUBLISHED BOOK AUTHOR. It is very special.
Best regards and good luck!