Sometimes, you sit behind a table with a pen and it’s all terribly formal.
And then sometimes, you don’t actually get to sit down because you’re so busy, chatting, greeting old friends, putting names to faces to twitterhandles.
Sometimes, the energy generates itself and the tables are groaning under the weight of Krispy Kreme (thank you Stephen J Sweeney!), chilli chocolate cupcakes and gloriously sugary cinder toffee honeycomb (as we couldn’t have branded matches, it seemed like the next best thing)!
Sometimes, everybody just gets into the spirit of the evening and has a fantastic time – through that might have been fuelled by sugar.
Sometimes, the rather staid image of the traditional ‘book signing’ just goes straight out the window and people make a community all of their own.