How to Rock an Author Festival with a Self-Published Book


  1. Excellent – thank you! I’ve attended many author events, and these are great tips. I do have my husband accompany me (he can run to the car for more books if needed). Introvert that I am, I’m going to make myself stand along the table instead of behind it.

    1. Author

      I’m so glad this was helpful! My friend was very candid about what caught her attention, it was great to see it through her eyes!

      I’m also an introvert, so I’ll have to work hard for that 4 or 8 hour festival to be approachable and friendly, haha.

  2. Great post! I sell books at sci-fantasy conventions, and engaging browsers makes a huge difference in selling books.

    1. Author

      Thanks for the confirmation! What is the best way to engage a book festival browser based on your experience?

  3. Thank you so much. I haven’t done one of these yet but I’m planning on at least one for 2017 and since I’m an Ohioan, maybe the one you were at too. This is very helpful info for a newbie at the Festival/Convention game.

  4. Thanks for the kind words! I’m the writer of the Petectives books and I set up the table pictured above. With my usual sense of timing I just now came across this post that you wrote over a year ago.
    Robert Smith

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