Last weekend I had a book signing from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. They don't do any advertising other than posting to their facebook page. I also mentioned it on my facebook page and on the Kansas Writers Association and Kansas Author Club pages. The first hour was pretty slow. They had set up a table for me near the front door. I tried to make eye contact whenever possible, but most avoided it. I had taken my laptop and was ready to show my book trailer to anyone who would watch. I did end up playing it a few times.
Two long time friends said they would be there, but I had told them not to make the long trip if that was their only reason for coming to town. Well, they showed up and I was very glad. We had a nice chat and even though I told them they didn't need to, bought two books, the 1st and 2nd in the Jack Trader series.
I had one stranger come in, go directly to the checkout and buy both. She had seen the facebook mention. I don't really make any money at these things, but it's nice to meet new people and hopefully they will like what they read and spread the word. Expectations, for me, are always greater than the actual results. I was hoping I had enough books on hand. It didn't turn out to be a problem.
I did talk to one family who would be going to the Durango area in the near future for a vacation. I was able to give them some insight into things to do there and gave them my card with website, which has pictures of some of the sites. It was very enjoyable. We
I am a self-employed geologist, land surveyor and indie writer living with my wife, Sandra, in a rural setting south of Wichita, Kansas