Now, obviously I'm all for supporting good causes, but from a hard-headed business angle I'm not sure it's worth it. I have sat in the chilly foyer of a garden centre and sold precisely nothing; but then at other events I've met some lovely people and shifted quite a few copies. I suppose if you've got nothing else on, you might as well give it a go, but I always sit there thinking how much work I could be doing at home.
Perhaps it's the control freak in me that objects to the 'unknown quantity' element. I don't mind doing things for nothing, but I don't like to sign myself up to making a loss, even if it's just the cost of the petrol to get me there. What do you think?
I have no experience in this. I did read where another blogger said he brings work to do during quiet moments, a notebook and pen for a WIP.ReplyDelete
I'd be too afraid of missing a casual browser/potential purchaser if I sat writing, Priscilla.Delete
I've done this a few times but have found it not the best place to sell books. I've usually covered the cost of the stall but not much more than that. I'd have reservations about doing it again. But being in the right venue at the right time could be profitable.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sally. I'm tending to turn down these events now.Delete
A good question, Julia! I took part in one of the few I've ever done just before Christmas and it was not a great success for any of us for various reasons. Yet, some other writers I know love going to craft fairs and such like to sell their paperbacks (successfully). Think I'll stick mostly to online!ReplyDelete
Horses for courses, Rosemary. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
There's a reason I call myself the Hermit Writer.ReplyDelete
Thanks for coming out of the hermitage to comment.Delete