Sherry Thomas Workshop - FAQs
1) Is it possible to register for the book sale/signing now and wait until later to register for the workshop? ABSOLUTELY. The registration deadline (for both) is April 1, but you can register for the book signing now and for the other events later.
2) For the luncheon, how will that work? If we attend as an author, will we have to invite people to sit at our table? Will they be assigned to our table? I'm a very small fish in terms of publishing, so I doubt most readers would choose my table if I had one. THE LUNCHEON IS INCLUDED WITH THE WORKSHOP FEE AND WILL BE LIMITED TO THOSE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP.
THE TEA/FASHION SHOW ON THE OTHER HAND, IS SEPARATE AND YOU CAN PARTICIPATE WITHOUT ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP. THE TEA WILL WORK LIKE SPEED DATING BUT THE AUTHORS ARE THE ONES WHO WILL MOVE AROUND. YOU GET TO MEET NEW READERS AND WE'LL HAVE SMALL ITEMS AT THE TABLES (TROPE WORKSHEET, BUTTON FROM ROMANCELANDIA SHOP, BOOKS) SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO SIT AND WAIT FOR ANYONE TO COME TO YOU. YOU WILL GO TO THEM FOR 4 or 5 MINUTES 🙂
3) Will we need to give out gift bags? What are readers going to expect? Free books? Swag? I know at other events authors often spent hundreds of dollars, which isn't in my budget. NOPE. WE'RE TRYING TO AVOID AUTHORS INCURRING HIGH COSTS. YOU CAN BRING A BOOKMARK OR A CARD SO THE READERS CAN SCAN FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO PASS ALONG.
4) How do I get my book or cover included in the fashion show? WE’LL SEND OUT AN EMAIL ASKING ABOUT INTEREST, OTHERWISE WE’LL CHOOSE COVERS FOR INSPIRATION
5) Will there be any events on Friday night? If so, will the hotel be available to book on Friday and Saturday? WE'RE WORKING ON SOMETHING FUN AND INFORMAL FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BUT YES, THE HOTEL HAS ROOMS IN OUR BLOCK FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
6) Can I sign up for the book signing alone without the other two events? YES, YOU CAN. WE HAVE HALF OR FULL TABLES AVAILABLE AND ANYONE CAN SIGN UP WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE ATTENDING THE OTHER EVENTS.
7) Will the workshop be available to virtual attendees? YES, WE WILL SEND OUT THE LINK FOR VIRTUAL ACCESS THE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT IN A REMINDER EMAIL. WE’LL HAVE A CAMERA OPERATOR TO ENSURE THE VIRTUAL ATTENDEES GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE AND BENEFIT OF SHERRY’S EXPERTISE.
8) What happens if I can't attend after I've signed up? THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR THE WORKSHOP SINCE WE WILL OFFER ZOOM ACCESS AFTERWARDS. FOR THE TEA/FASHION SHOW, THE FEE MINUS $10 WILL BE OFFERED IF YOU CANCEL BY APRIL 1; NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT DATE. THE SAME POLICY APPLIES TO THE BOOK SIGNING.