Here are some questions for those who's done book readings:

1. Do you set them up much like how you set up book signings?

2. How do you usually structure your time? Agendas? Do you talk about your book first, sell it a little, then do the reading? Or the opposite?

3. What do you read? For fiction writers, do you read the first chapter? The second? Do you pick something that is more narrative/descriptive? Or do you pick an exciting scene with action and dialogue? How do you handle dialogue? Do you do the "he said, she said" or do you do different voices?

4. Do you have discussions following the reading?

5. Anything else?