HGTV co-founder Susan Packard signs copies of best-selling book in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE (WATE) –  HGTV co-founder and Knoxville businesswoman Susan Packard’s new book is wrapping up one month on store shelves to great reviews.

“New Rules of the Game” was named one of Amazon’s top 10 best books of the month in business and leadership and some have called it one of the best motivational books for 2015.

It was written and crafted in Packard’s West Knox County home and she’s now on a nationwide book tour.

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Between California, Orlando and Atlanta, Packard stopped off here at home for a special book signing at a very special location.

 "New Rules of the Game" was named one of Amazon's top 10 best books of the month in business and leadership and some have called it one of the best motivational books for 2015.

“New Rules of the Game” was named one of Amazon’s top 10 best books of the month in business and leadership and some have called it one of the best motivational books for 2015.

Vienna Coffee House is a spot featured before on Made in Tennessee, and the owners credit Packard with giving them support and advice to help them start a new chapter in their lives several years ago..

You could say they were returning the favor by hosting her first book signing in East Tennessee.

“When John opened she was the first person to actually buy our coffee,” said Sue Clark.

Now they have all joined forces again to promote “New Rules of the Game.” The prospect of getting a signed book from Packard brought out lots of women looking for advice for them and loved ones.

“I got the book for my daughter who is just starting off in her career,” said Janet Hudson.

We also found a father and son team eager to get the book. They plan to read it and share with the women in their life.

Susan Packard
Susan Packard

“I have a daughter who is 5 years old, and I’m in the corporate industry. And I’m interested in her success, so I got this for my daughter,” said Britt Autry.

Packard says this, her first ever book, is a guide for women, and she happy with how it is being received by everyone.

More online: Susan Packard’s website

“It is very gratifying to get this feedback. You never know what the reception would be like when you do this thing. I knew I had to be honest and tell the story of what it takes to be a leader, and it is not all beautiful and flowery,” said Packard.

The book was released February 3. Packard is still traveling the country promoting it and is not ruling out book number two.

 

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