Book Signing Event

There’s one thing I have to admit, I always forget to take a picture at my events. This month, I had two. One, of which I am very proud, was a book-signing event I coordinated myself on March 16, 2023. Finally, I took the initiative and planned and executed a marketing plan than resulted in book sales. It was a success. I sold more books at this event than I ever did before, including the book fair.

It took a bit of planning. After I made sure the activity room was free, I had my marketing team create a flyer, the beauty you see above. Next, I made a list of what I needed. In 2021, I gave a presentation about my book to the local Rotary Club. It was a power point presentation. There were no screens or projectors available, so I had to improvise. I put the pictures of the historical figures I had on a thumb drive and took it to a local facility where I could have the pictures enlarged and put them on an easel. I mounted the pictures by using a felt-like material to make the prints sturdy enough to set on the easel. I had to replace the first easel with a table-top variety that worked perfectly. My husband exhibited the pictures one by one as I mentioned a few of the historical figures which appeared in my book. I wish I had a picture of him busy at this task.

Published by Malanna Carey Henderson

Malanna Carey Henderson is a Detroit native who presently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her adoptive city is rich in history. America's early colonial period and four major battles of the Civil War have marked its landscape. George Washington, his mother, sister, and brother-in-law attended the same church of which Malanna is a member. As a child, Malanna was an avid reader. Her favorite genres were biographies, mysteries, and historical fiction. The more books she read, the greater the urge to write grew. Malanna's creative attributes encompass playwriting, composing music, and singing. She has won two first-place awards for her one-act plays. On the Wings of Freedom is a book that combines several genres: a quest for social justice, adventure, and romance. The backdrop is 19th-century America. Here, the legal practices of the antebellum south are tested against the principles of freedom and democracy. On the Wings of Freedom is Malanna's first novel.

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