Saturday, June 9, 2012

ON NOT SELLING THE-EIGHT FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON AT THE MESA 2nd FRIDAY BOOKS ON THE BEACH PARTY

Last night I set up a booth at the Mesa 2nd Friday Books on the Beach Party, my first book festival. While it was an interesting experience, I didn't sell a single book. There were plenty of people, mostly teenagers dressed in black, but they weren't interested in buying books.  There were a couple of guys playing guitar, singing Dave Mathews and Jack Johnson songs. They  collected exactly three dollars in tips over the four hours I was there. One of the dollars was mine.
A friend suggested I bring tennis balls to the next festival. Tennis balls, yeah...

Friday, June 15, from 1 to 3 and Saturday, June 16, from 11 to 2, I'll be part of a Book and a Haircut Event at PAPA JOE'S BARBERSHOP in Chandler, Arizona. Each day the first 20 customers will receive a free copy of THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON with their haircuts. A quirky cool lounge singer will sing his lungs out and I'll be on hand to sign books. And I'm bringing tennis balls.

http://www.papajoesbarbershop.com/index.html

http://www.williamsnyder.biz/

2 comments:

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Hahahaha! I'm so sorry the book selling is not going well. But, seriously, what else are you going to keep in your trunk.

Catching up. I have your book on my Kindle. Read a few most excellent stories. So much fun. Perhaps when I get it together I'll post a review on your Amazon site. Meanwhile - EVERYBODY BUY THIS BOOK!

Rick Rivers said...

Sounds to me like a bunch of cheapskates.