So I’d been working to set up a book signing at one of the local Borders stores for me and several other local authors of erotic and spicy romance. I love Borders. They always have a great variety of our books on the shelf and they always seem so friendly to us. So naturally they were my first choice. I was told I had to go through the district manager to set the signing up so I relayed all the info he asked for and received this email from him today. (BTW, I didn’t talk to him in May, I don’t know what the heck he’s referring to)
Hi Lauren – if this all seems strangely like deja-vu, it is. The moment we started to chat on the phone, it all clicked, and I realized that you had proposed Borders store events back in May of this year. At that time, I polled each store General Manager – and each passed on the erotica genre regarding events. New store (Olympia), new poll – but the results were the same.
What readers purchase and read is subject to a wide diversity of tastes, interests, politics and passions and we welcome that freedom. An event, however, reflects upon the communities we serve and we strongly wish to reflect upon our shared core values every time someone visits Borders.
So, – deja-vu, all over again – speaking for the Borders stores in Washington, Idaho and Alaska – we appreciate your interest in Borders but must pass on your proposal for in-store author events.
Make it it what you will. I just thought I’d let you all know why I won’t be doing a signing at any local Borders stores anytime soon.