A Cafe For Authors and Avid Readers
I discovered a new way of marketing last night and you'll never believe what it is. Or maybe you will.
My yoga instructor has been asking me to bring in a copy of my picture book to show the group. I finally remembered to yesterday evening. We were halfway through our exercises when she walked up to me and asked me to READ the book to the group. Well, that took me by surprise! After a few moments of trying to pull my jaw up, I agreed.
When it came time for the leg exercises, she handed me the book and announced to the group that I was going to read them my story. Oh, was I nervous but I didn't generate interest. A few members said that they wanted a copy for the grandchildren.
You see, I'm going to be participating in my town's Street Fair next month. I'm going to have a table to sell my book (I hope nothing happens that I can't do this). A few of my fellow yoga classmates said they'd be at the fair to buy my book.
I never had marketing in mind when I took my book to my yoga instructor. This experience did teach me something: you never know when you're chance to market arises.