Authors, don’t limit yourselves to simply doing book signings in book stores.
I recently had the opportunity to take my books to the State Fair of Texas. Wow! What an event to participate in. How did I get to do this? By volunteering.
I volunteered to man a table for the Texas Musicians Museum and in exchange I got to take my books with me to sell.
I have literally handed out hundreds of bookmarks and sold books as well. I know things like this don’t often come along, but the purpose of this post is to encourage you to step out of your box. Look for any opportunities where there are large crowds of people. Farmer’s Markets, Wine Festivals, Music Festivals, and the list could go on and on. I recently set up a table at a music festival and sold all of the books I took with me. Of course, part of that is the subject of the books and mine are about a Texas musician who was a pioneer in the outlaw music movement in the late 60s. But, nevertheless you get the picture.
Check into the events in and surrounding your community. You might be surprised at what you can do to promote you and your stories. The other suggestion I have is to collaborate with other authors in your area and team up to create events.
Most of all USE YOUR IMAGINATION! After all, if you are an Indie author, the marketing is all up to you and your books won’t sell themselves.
Best of Luck!!