The highlight of our appearance at BEA was the galley signing on Saturday morning, when we got to meet some of our earliest readers and talk with book sellers, librarians, and bloggers who had read the book in advance. It was so much fun! The next few pictures are from the signing. As you can see, the line is so encouraging! (and of course, we can’t wait to hear what all of you who got early copies think of the book. Feel free to post your comments here).
In the end, we were lucky we had enough books, because we screwed up a few copies from confusion, jet-lag, and okay, sometimes we were just plain dumb (especially when we had requests like, “please sign one for my friend Jess who broke her leg, and one for my mom Jen, who is having a birthday, and then one for me, Jill… but spelled with a G.” Actually, those kinds of personal requests were the most fun, but we did mess up a copy or two trying to get it right… =)
As an added bonus, Another Faust was selected as one of the featured books for 2009 by ABC (Association of Booksellers for Children) and Publishers Weekly included it in their BEA wrap-up! Check out the article here.
So what’s next? Another Faust launches on August 25th! After that, we will be attending the Texas Book Festival on Halloween (a perfect day for a book about faustian bargains) and will have a series of events in New York and Texas around that time (October 2009). More details soon!