I spent the morning making calls, where I could (a lot of bookstores aren’t open on Mondays). I did get one strong possibility for next spring (expected), and another “we’re actually talking about doing this; sign up for our newsletter and get back in touch with us if you don’t hear from us by February*” nibble. The only people who said ‘no’ were from the chain bookstore, and I didn’t expect a ‘yes,’ so cold calling actually worked out better than I feared.
Still: if there’s a bookstore or gaming store in MD that does book signings, and is no more than an hour or so away from Howard County, let me know.
*It’s a new-and-used RPG store, so signing up for the newsletter is actually something I want to do.