Mohegan Sun Falsely Advertises Melissa Gorga’s “Free Signing Event” – You Must Purchase Her Book to Gain Entry to Signing Line
“I just found a website, NovelRank.com. Pre-sale orders from Amazon of Melissa’s book, Love Italian Style, as of September 13, 2013 (both hardcover and kindle editions) total 244 copies. Obviously, it’s bound to be a NYTimes bestseller!” – Maj, September 13, 2013, Fame-Whorgas
According to NovelRank.com, on Amazon as of September 15, 2013, Caroline Manzo has sold 612 copies of her book, Let Me Tell You Something, and Teresa Giudice has sold 424 copies of her latest cookbook, Fabulicious!: On the Grill (both hardcover and kindle editions).
“I attend Rowan University in NJ right by Philadelphia. We have a Barnes & Noble on campus as our bookstore and they have been promoting Melissa Gorga’s book for weeks now. She is coming to sign on September 26th. Her book was listed as 20% off about a week ago when I was in there. Keep in mind this is a college book store, and almost as soon as you walk in, there is a display of her books. Why are they catering this book to us? Most of the college population on campus that use the book store are not married or thinking about marriage anytime soon. I will most definitely not attend this ‘signing’ because I believe we will have to purchase her book.”- North Jerz Girl, September 15, 2013, Fame-Whorgas
A Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun is advertising Melissa Gorga’s book signing on September 20, 2013, as a “free signing event;” however, a description of the event states that to gain entry to the signing line, you must have a bracelet, and to get the bracelet, you must purchase her book (the same was true when Caroline Manzo had her book signing at Mohegan Sun). So it isn’t a free signing event after all.
YOU’RE INVITED-FREE EVENT!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
The Shops at Mohegan Sun
9:00PM – Free Signing Event *
Things are about to get spicy when Melissa Gorga, star of the hit Bravo TV show The Real Housewives of New Jersey, joins Mohegan Sun for a Reality Check event, signing her new steamy book, Love Italian Style, for fans.
* Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or personal photos for signing are prohibited. Melissa Gorga will only be signing her book, Love Italian Style. This event is bracelet-only. To receive bracelets, guests must purchase her book, Love Italian Style, at Spin Street. Books will be for sale starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the event. One bracelet per purchase. A limited amount of bracelets and books available. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.
Last year, on October 16, 2012, Melissa Gorga appeared at Mohegan Sun as part of their 16-year anniversary celebration (video below). It was billed as a free Q&A and signing of her CDs.
In the past, Joe and Melissa hosted “meet and greets,” charging their fans around $70 each for an inexpensive dinner in addition to the price of her single on CD for signing.
For example, on January 22, 2012, Melissa and Joe hosted a meet and greet at Cafe Buonaros in Naperville, IL, and charged $67.62 per person (which included a $2.72 handling fee) for the event plus $10 for a CD of “On Display” for signing:
Meet and greet Melissa and Joe Gorga in Naperville, IL on January 22, 2012, Melissa will be signing CD’s of her hit song “On Display” and both Melissa and Joe will be taking pictures and meeting their fans! Ticket price includes: Salad, an appetizer of Bruschetta and family-style Chicken Marley, and Baked Spaghetti, 2 glasses of wine and Italian Ice for dessert. All attendees will receive a gift bag. Melissa’s hit single “On Display” will be available for sale for $10.