Okay, so I didn't sell many books at the festival, but that's not really the point. I had a blast! I promoted ALL of my books, gave away several bookmarks, and obtained numerous autographs from the children there! How fun! The best part of the day was when this cute little seventh grade girl walked up to the table, pen and paper in hand, and before she could say anything, I asked for her autograph. She touched her heart with her fingertips, as if saying, "Me?" and giggled all the way to my autograph book and back. When I asked her what she liked to do, she couldn't even tell me for giggling! I loved it. That's why I go to these festivals, to get out there with the kids and let them get to know me. I think I had higher expectations about sales, but I don't know why. Those usually come afterwards, through Amazon and my website. And, of course, my best seller yesterday was Master Stinky Dances! I always sell one or two copies at festivals, though it never sells online. I guess people have to see it in hand and flip through vibrant images to enjoy it. It has become such a festival phenomenon that when I arrived home, I asked my daughter, guess which book sold first? Her reply, "Stinky?" It amazes me how such a quiet little book online can do so well in hand!
What a blast it was, though! Here's a picture:
Well, as I woke up at 5 am inspired to work on one of my novels, wrote the first entire page in my head, and couldn't sleep after that, I guess I better get it down. That's how it works with me. I write most of my books that way. In my head first, then into the computer it goes. To Paradise I go in two weeks to promote The Gifted Ones The Fairytale, which is set in Paradise. Have a wonderful weekend!