Writers, we love to write, don’t we? That’s the best, even if NaNoWriMo can make us a little jittery (I know I had a wobble last week). But if you’re a writer, or an artist or creative of any kind, you know how wonderful it feels to be in the zone.
The converse of this: you still have to sell.
For indie authors, it’s all down to us.
This is why friend and fellow author, Paul English and I were selling our books at the local car boot sale last Saturday. My husband Cliff was there too with his some of his lovely artworks. He’s a very important member of the team as he has the transport (that’s his bakkie in the background) and the tables and the all-important awning were borrowed from his school.
I have to tell you, it was not a great success. I sold a copy of ‘The Silver Locket’ very early on, but that was it! No other sales of anything! A couple of sniffs… and a couple of people said they’d come back next time. And there will be a next time, in two weeks.
I mean, who wouldn’t want a lovely book for a Christmas present?
Ah well, there’s always next time.
Meanwhile I’m planning some Black Friday and holiday offers – stay tuned out there!
Here we are, Friday evening at our Book Launch Party!
Wonderful local wine and people enjoying the atmosphere.
Listening to the speech
Why can’t I speak without waving?
Best selling author Natasha Anders
Husband Cliff explaining the challenges in working on a cover design
Theresa Wilds and Rae Rivers
A few of the pics from the Q and A session involving after Paul and I had told everyone about our books, with local authors Natasha Anders and Rae Rivers, and cover designers and illustrators Cliff Davies and Theresa Wilds.
Well, Paul and I would love for you all to join us on Friday evening. And I’m sure that if time and money were no object, you’d hop on the next plane to join us, or if we rigged up a time machine, or a worm-hole perhaps?
But you can come in your imaginations, so cue the cool jazz background music and stoke up the fire (remember it’s winter here), grab a glass of something nice and take a look at what we have on offer.
We have some book-related items:
Paul has some stunning cards based on the characters from his Fire Angel Universe. You can imagine the feisty female characters they are!
Fire Angel herself on the left, and Fade from his just-published novel on the right
And I have some framed limited edition prints created by my husband and based on the artwork for ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone‘ – cool huh?
And, of course, our books. New and back catalogue.