Category: Book Signings

Book Signing: April 15 | Red Hook Brewery | Portsmouth, NH

Author’s by the Sea | Book Signing Event | Red Hood Brewery | Portsmouth, NH | 2-6pm

Author’s in attendance and additional info | New England Author Expo

Book Signing 101: Available Here

This Sunday, from 2-6pm, I’ll be signing copies of my latest book, the author’s self-help guide, Book Signing 101, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at The Red Hook Brewery. I’ll be on hand to sign books, discuss the direct marketing process of book selling, so on and so forth. I’ll also have signed copies of Charms (2017) and The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove (2015.) 

Several talented local authors will be in attendance at the event, including Katherine Silva, Stephen Lomer, Satin Russell, Scott Goudsward, Susan Catalano and many, many more. Free to the public. Hope to see you there! 



Book Signing 101: An Author’s Guide | Second Edition

Book Signing 101: An Author’s Guide | Second Edition by Rob Watts | Jan. 2018 | Ocean View Press

Are you an author? Do you have a new book that you’re looking to promote to potential new fans? Have you considered venturing out into the book signing circuit? Maybe you’ve thought about it for a while but haven’t been sure how to go about it. Perhaps you’re reluctant because you don’t know what to expect. Book Signing 101: An Author’s Guide gives you a simple and straightforward breakdown of everything involved in book signing events, from where to hold your event, what to have with you, what to avoid, how to save money, how to carry yourself like a professional author and much more.

Originally published as a digital-only release in January 2017, Book Signing 101: An Author’s Guide is now available in print (and digital format) with updated chapters and additional material which will provide essential advice to writers, self-published authors, marketing professionals, and anyone with an interest in the writing world. 

Read Sample Chapter 7: How Much Money Should I Spend on Book Signing Events. 

Book Signing 101: An Author’s Guide | Second Edition will be available January 2018. Check for release info. 

Charms: Cover Reveal & Synopsis | Release Date Oct 27th

Charms: Four Stories of Female Revenge by Rob Watts

Available October 27, 2017

Charms, my first collection of short stories, will be released on October 27th in trade paperback and will be available (via Ocean View Press) at Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon and select indie bookshops. The cover art was beautifully designed by J. Caleb Design, who I’d previously worked with earlier this year on the re-release of The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove. Charms will make its debut at Super Mega Fest on October 21-22 in Marlborough, MA. If you’re in the area, do stop by to get your copy signed by me. Check here for upcoming signing dates. 

Synopsis: In this seductive and chillingly vengeful collection of short fiction, Rob Watts depicts four morally bankrupt men and the scathing and contemptuous women who take out their revenge in the most outrageous methods. Their terrifying descent into madness and their lust for revenge makes for a truly mesmerizing thrill-ride. 
Recently Separated – An online dating match gone wrong. From their first date, there’s an instant attraction between Jerry and Ruby. They seem like a match made in heaven, until Jerry gets caught in a lie and sends Ruby into a psychotic rage.
Carman – A late-night drive turns troublesome when Bill decides to pick up a seemingly harmless young girl stranded on a deserted country road. When his passenger informs him of her sinister intentions, Bill must make a quick decision that will save his marriage or cost him everything.
Nantasket Beach – Jenna and Pete have a happy marriage, a successful business and a beautiful beach house. Secrets, however, tear it all down and their cheerful and sunny lifestyle quickly turns into a dark and depressing mess. 
Americana – Dennis, a down on his luck short-order cook, encounters a stunning young female who immediately adds excitement to his mundane daily life, but their growing romance opens up old wounds for Dennis. While his new girlfriend seems too good to be true, he eventually discovers that she has ominous intentions.

Rachel Kadish: The Weight of Ink | Book Release Party

Rachel Kadish: The Weight of Ink | Book Release Party | Newtonville Books

Story & Photos by Rob Watts   Follow @RobWattsOnline

It was a packed house last night at Newtonville Books in Newton Center, just outside of Boston. You couldn’t fit another body in the bookstore with a shoehorn as there was an abundance of excitement and anticipation for author Rachel Kadish to debut her latest novel, The Weight of Ink published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Rachel took to the podium shortly after 7PM, allowing store employees to set up extra chairs for the continual flow of fans. She read from chapter one—the first time she’d read from her book publicly, and delivered a wonderful reading which was sure to entice spectators into diving into their own copies as soon as possible. I know that I will be. During her Q and A, Kadish responded to questions in an engaging and informative fashion. She spoke to everything from the writing process of “Weight,” the historical research involved, her detail to accuracy and her refusal to outline her writing projects ahead of time. After which she signed copies of her novel to a lengthy line of fans. Thank you, Newtonville Books, for hosting yet another terrific event. 


Super Megafest & The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove: Out Now on Paperback! 

The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove is now available. Get your signed copy at My Website and it will get shipped right out to you. The first batch of pre-orders were mailed out yesterday so if you’ve already ordered yours, they are well on their way. 

A big thank you to everyone who came out to Super Megafest this past weekend. It was great fun and terrific seeing some friends—old and new. I spent the weekend signing books at the Books & Boos Press booth with friend and author, Stacey Longo. Next to us sat the fun loving New England Horror Writers. Having friendly faces around you at a three day event really does take the edge off. I had a wonderful visit with my friend Marshall and his friend Andrea, and oh—hey, I met Barry Williams, AKA Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch! It was tough topping that experience but I’m always up to a challenge. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the table. Hope to see you out there at an upcoming book signing!