Yesterday, local authors and readers got together to put on a book fair. It was the Local Authors Day Event in Northern Kentucky, held at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library in Burlington, Kentucky.
Big thanks goes out to Kelsey Shackelford, Community Events Liaison with this library, for her dedication and commitment.
It was not my first year to show up, yet my first year to come with a published book. Like before, this was an awesome time to connect with readers and writers, alike. Yes, I sold a few books. More-so, it was an opportunity for me to share my journey with others and to hear what they are reading or writing.
While I have given a few author presentations before, this was my first time at an actual book fair with my book. It was so meaningful to have my good friend, Lorene sit beside me.
For those who have read my book, this is the same Lorene from Chapters 24 and 25 in Out of Chaos.: A Memoir.
If you are a writer and wondering what are the “perks” to have a table at a book fair, here are but a few:
- To connect with others who also practice the writing craft
- To better understand the writing industry
- To listen; really listen to book buyers and readers
If you are a reader and wondering “why go to a book fair” here are but a few reasons:
- To support those who are sharing their written works
- To get a first-hand knowledge of books that otherwise could go unnoticed
- To grab a good read, perhaps at a reduced price from the retail cost
- To pick up gifts for birthdays and holidays
- To get to know the author behind a book you plan to read
- To get your book autographed (how can you do that at Walmart?)
I hope to see you at the next book fair in my greater community.
Until then, please share your experience in either shopping for books at such events, or as a writer sharing your book with others.
PS This same day also saw me on Chanel’s Lit Blog in the Writer Spotlight.
Here, in interview style, I share about my writing craft and my journey.
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