Bodacious Boo Boo
Being a vendor at a show is like farming. You never know what amount of people will show and you are at their mercy, as farmers are with the weather. I invested in the show because it has so many great reviews and a history of fantastic turnout. Who could have predicted that it would be so poorly attended? Nobody.
On a positive note, I met some wonderful people, tuned up my sales pitch, did market surveys for the cover of my books, and broke even. The only thing I am out is time, but books don't sell themselves.
I will continue with my vendor schedule. If you happen to be close to any of these places, stop by and say hello.
June 15: Danville Children's Festival in Danville, VA
July 20: Christmas in July at Parkview Church of God in Newport News, VA
Sept 14: Yorktown Craft & Vendor Fair at Yorktown Lodge 24 (maybe)
Oct 4-5: West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston, WV
Oct 12: Pets and Pumpkins at Ft. Monroe Brewery
Oct 26: Paws at the River in Yorktown, VA
Nov 1: York Book Expo in York, PA
Nov 16: Machen Elementary School Fair in Hampton, VA
Nov 23: Daughter's of Penelop Holiday Bazaar at Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Newport New, VA