Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Monday, July 30, 2012

At the Fiesta

So, Fiesta is over, and I'm BUSHED.

Sales were not as high as I'd hoped, but well enough considering the area, and where our booth was located.  I got to talk to a lot of people and promote not only my books, but the books of the others, including the ones I currently didn't have stock with me for but are available online.  I got to talk to several people about the audiobook opening and the anthology, and passed out flyers on that.  There were also free bookmarks and bumper stickers (I want to clear out current stock of bumper stickers to make way for new ones).  All in all, it was not a bad event for us, all things considered.  I learned some valuable lessons that will help out, and we experimented with table layouts and how they either drew or repelled people.  Sam and I want to save up to go to one of the cons, and are thinking about what would need to be done to organize an art and book expo in this area.

I'm thinking bookboards for next time to display books.  Anyone out there that has gone to expos, cons, etc before to sell/promote their books and wares, tips that worked for you would be welcome so we can try them next time.

Yes Vad, there's going to be a next time.  Sorry dear.  Publisher hat means I've got to wear the Marketing hat too for myself and the other authors with me.  Publisher hat is heavy...

I wish my sister's cake booth had done better, but there are other events.  She was not properly sited, and we don't know why.  She had lots of cake left over at the end which she passed out, so people ended up with free samples and are looking forward to more for next time.  One lady bought almost a whole cake after eating her free slice.  I'm thinking that if there were some way we could do free samples and keep track of who already had some, that might help...

Yesterday was my brother's birthday also.  I still have to get pictures off my phone to the computer (which is a hassle because it's a trackfone phone, and they don't do the internet, and it won't let me email pics to myself...).  He was not enjoying working on his birthday, and I can't blame him.  Working the gas station had to be insane.

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