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Joyce DiPastena
November 11th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Well, it's in some Arizona Costco's, anyway. I'm currently doing weekly book signings, rotating between four Costco's in the Phoenix metropolitan area. (Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, and Chandler, to be precise.)

So far, it's been quite an adventure! Some weeks have been better than others, but each day brings at least one unique experience, and hopefully, people are buying my book on days I'm not there, as well as on days that I am.

If you live in Arizona, I'd love you to stop by and visit me at one of my signings! Click here (http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2009/10/illuminations-of-heart-at-costco.html) to see my schedule.

You can also follow along with my adventures so far by clicking here (http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2009/10/adventures-at-my-costco-book-signings.html) and here (http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2009/11/further-adventures-at-costco.html)and here (http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2009/11/week-3-at-costco.html).

Miss Mae
November 11th, 2009, 09:23 AM
If these are weekly signings, does your publisher provide the books?

Joyce DiPastena
November 11th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Hi MM,

Apparently, each of the four stores I'm signing at bought something like 140 copies per store from my book distributor. Whether they buy any more when those sell out (if those ever sell out) I don't yet know. I presume if they sell out fast, they will. If it takes them a year to sell all those copies, that'll probably be the end of me and Costco! (Leave it to me to be as pessimistic as possible. ):wacko:

DanielleThorne
November 28th, 2009, 11:22 PM
I so admire and look up to you Joyce. I hope the book signings are going great!

Joyce DiPastena
November 29th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks, Danielle. It's been an adventure. I'm going to find out this week whether Costco will continue to carry my book through December, or send them back to my publisher to make room for new titles. Either way, I've sold more copies to a wider array of readers than I ever would have strictly through Deseret Book and online, so I'm going to consider the experience a success. :)

CharmedGirl
November 29th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Hope the book signings are going well.