I thought I was prepared for signing last Saturday at the Culture Fest in Lake Charles. Indoors. No wind or rain to contend with. I set up my booth in the assigned location.
I enjoy meeting people and sharing an "elevator" talk about my books. I didn't have a clue about the large stage in the same room until bands (Zideco, Jazz and Rock) competed with my attempts to tell visitors about my books.The activities of Fest were great, but sales were slow.
When sales are this slow, I slip away from my booth and explore the surroundings for writing ideas.
Again I was not prepared for selling my books, but I took the opportunity to register a complaint with the organizers, suggesting that for next year venders by placed in a quieter location.
I'll be speaking at Bayou Writers on Saturday. Come join us. We'll discuss the pitfalls of signings and selling.