Bath Comic Con

Piles of books in preparation for conventionI spent most of yesterday at Bath Comic Con, which was a relatively small, one-day con. It wasn’t a great day for sales. It seemed like a lot of other people in the dealers room were struggling, and I wasn’t helped by being tucked into an awkward spot in the corner. Still, despite the challenges, I met some nice people and sold a few books.

I talked to another author who had a few books for sale, including one about a private detective fighting the mummy on the Titanic, which sounds like a lot of fun. I may have to give that one a try sometime. A table set up with books and items to sell

I also talked to a woman who works in a library in Bristol about the possibility of stocking some of my books, and a couple of creative writing students who were interested in the process of getting published.

Writing Advice: Selling at Conventions

In this video, I offer some advice for selling books at sci-fi and fantasy conventions, a lot of which is also applicable to book fairs, Christmas fairs, village fetes, and anywhere else you might get a table for a few hours to sell your books.

There’s some general advice and tips from my experience. I’d hope some of it, like being nice to people, would be obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to say it.

In convention news, I will be at Bath Comic Con, on 23rd March 2019. It’s in the Bath Assembly Rooms and I will have a table in the ball room if anyone wants to come along and talk to me about books, writing, or fandom in general.