Name: Rita Papazian

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Big News for "Remembering Fairfield"

I must say, after self-publishing my first book, "Gioacchimo: Memoir of An Italian Immigrant," it is exciting to have my second book published by a legitimate publisher, The History Press. The company has a great support staff for my book in terms of marketing, promotion and sales.
I'm scheduled for a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Westport on Thursday, September 6 and at Fairfield Borders on Saturday, September 15.
Also, on Sunday, September 16 I will be selling my book at the Fairfield Citizen News media table at the Fairfield Museum and History Center's big event celebrating the opening of the Fairfield Historical Society's new facility on the Fairfield Town Green.
Yesterday, General Electric emailed requesting 24 copies of "Remember Fairfield: Historic Places, Famous People," and "with my signature." How exciting is that! I had to go back to my bookshelf of autographed books to see how authors sign their books.
In my collection, three authors wrote something in addition to their name. Chris Lemmon (son of Jack Lemmon) wrote "With my very best wishes." Catherine Goldhammer wrote "With best wishes" and Jonathan Alter wrote "With warmest regards." Jane Fond signed her name with a little heart drawn. Al Franken signed his name with "love." The rest just signed their name on the title page: Martha Stewart, Tina Brown, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, John McCain, Brooke Shield, Sebastian Unger and Joan Didion, who addressed her signing with "For Rita."


Rajah said...

Congratulations, Rita!

Recognition like this is well deserved. You've got a nice collection of signed editions, too.

11:13 AM  
Scott said...

i love memoir writing and have been doing it for a while. looking forward to your conference at the ffld public library on dec 1. do send me details.

12:57 PM  

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