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Signing of 'Why We Love The Way We Do' and party time!

Whenever a new book comes out, the stress of it makes me fall ill. There is just SO MUCH that goes into a book, which a reader usually knows nothing about. I have written in the past on what it takes to write a book.

I have also written about how I signed 3000 books for 'The One You Cannot Have' and for  the Secret Wishlist  before that.
 I had done this last year too when 'It happens for a reason' came out.

This year was no different. Here are the pictures of signing the books:



Like the last few times, i signed for  about 10 hours non-stop.


And it continued on the second day.

The joy  expressed by my readers at getting signed copies is unimaginable.  There are posts popping up all over my social media feed, thanking me for signing.

Thanks Preeti shenoy... Got sigend copy..
Posted by Pranay Joshi on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dear Ms. Preeti Shenoy(Favourite author), Just now got the exclusive signed copy of your recent book 'WHY WE LOVE THE WAY WE DO'... Can't wait to wind up back from work & start reading the book.:):)Regards,
Posted by Pratibha Vasudev on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Have recieved your signed copy of "why we love the way we do"..it really made my day and as soon i came back to...
Posted by Srashti Dubey on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hello mam...finally my first wish is fulfilled as i get a signed copy as an acknowledgment for a loyal reader like me...
Posted by Jahnavi Gunturu on Monday, 16 November 2015
And the above posts are just a tiny fraction of the ones on facebook! Apart from this, posts all over Instagram and Twitter as well! (If you are on Insta, my id is Preeti.Shenoy and if you are on Twitter my handle is @preetishenoy) The book is already on the best-seller charts. To celebrate it's success we are having a really nice (and exclusive) party on 21st November in Bangalore. It is an invite only event.If you wish to attend, you could request an invite by sending a mail to whywelovethewaywedo@preetishenoy.com We will be closing the guest list soon! That's all for now. Will be back again soon. (No matter how busy I am, I always come back! If you are a regular reader, you know that by now)

 With love Preeti

Comments

  1. This is what shows your commitment to us. Even after signing last 3 best sellers and getting sick, you are still doing the same for the new one. HatsOff to you. #Respect. This time I am going to miss the party :(
    Would love to get an invite for Pune or Mumbai, whenever your are traveling there. Do post the party pics. :)

    And Yes, I have received the SIGNED COPY of #WhyWeLoveTheWayWeDo. #Happy #Excited

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  2. It is so nice of you to dedicate all your time to your fans and that's why you have so many of them. Not only because of your best sellers, because you are more of a close friend than an Author. No matter how sick you were in the past, it didn't stop you from signing your books this time and I know that you will continue to do this for many years to come. Started reading your book and just can't wait to finish it so that I can give you my full review. Thanks again, Preeti!

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  3. Wow, a new book… congrats Preeti!!!!

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