If there’s one thing that I can appreciate just as much as a book signing for an author is when an author puts on a book reading. Why is that the case in my mind? Well, I can find myself referring to several reasons; both from the point of view of an audience member and as the author doing the reading.
A book reading is sort of a bizarre happening for an author, where these words that have been floating around inside your head before making their way onto paper are now being spoken out loud. For the audience, that is the closest they’re ever going to get to experiencing just all that is going on in your brain. It’s almost like getting a sneak peak at the magic taking place.
It allows for the author the opportunity to enhance their following, for not everyone tuning in is completely familiar with their work. With the right charisma in bringing these characters to life for a brief moment, it’s a make-or-break in the possibility in bringing new minds into your universe.
For the attending audience, it almost transports you back to being a child, where you and bunch others would surround the reader, all for the purpose of hearing a good story. That is something you don’t get to experience that often as an adult, and so when such an opportunity arises, it’s worth taking full advantage of that, to live in that nostalgia for a while.
What also gives a book reading an upper hand to the audience is the questions they can ask afterwards, for they have the opportunity to dig a little deeper than the surface elements (which is, of course, the completed story). I love getting to bring up concepts that the author sometimes hasn’t even considered before, and I as the author like answering questions regarding the making of my novels.
This is what I have to look forward to this month, where I’ll be attending the readings of two different authors and I’ll be having another one of my own. For those who maybe aren’t into reading or books in general and are having second thoughts about all that, my suggestion is to go and experience a book reading near you and witness the beauty that is the relationship between author and readers in fruition.
An Absolute Mind is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, etc. If you read it, please leave a review, for they’re greatly appreciated and help me grow as a writer. Also, be sure to check out its Goodreads page, and feel free to leave any questions you have about the book.
Also, in case you missed the announcement, I’ll be releasing the short story spin-off to A Moment’s Worth, “46,” this Tuesday. Stay tuned, for I’ll be dropping information on where to purchase it on the day of release.