Selling Yourself (and your work) at Conventions

  1. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee writes books about people.

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    Transferable skills rock. I don't like the self promo but, like you, I do it for my work. So I do it for writing too. At least I'm passionate about my books - it's easier to promote what we love.
     
  2. Thomas Watson

    Thomas Watson Member

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    That makes all the difference!
     
  3. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Science fiction fantasy

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    This is a good question; I've considered setting up booths but I wouldn't know what to exactly since my story is ebook only...
     
  4. Eric Zeigler

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    Can get the book printed through Lulu, if your allowed. If you run out you can refer people to the ebook online through a book mark or card. If you print to many you can sell them at a different event.
     
  5. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Science fiction fantasy

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    Well it kinda defeats the purpose of promoting my story as free. Then again, is it worth giving out free paperbacks? That's debatable.
     
  6. E.Maree

    E.Maree Well-Known Member

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    If your book is free, paying for a booth seems like a bit of a waste of money? You could print out business cards with a download code to cheaply giveaway free copies, but that would look a bit funny at a booth and it's still an expense that you won't make back.

    If you want you could attend the event as a normal member and give out the free download cards to people, but given the disposable nature of convention swag a lot of them would likely not be redeemed. :(
     
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