I'm going to tell the truth about today's solo book signing at Reader's Cove. I sold two books. One was purchased by a friend who used to belong to my critique group. The other was purchased by my massage therapist.
Although the shopper traffic wasn't real heavy during the two hours I was there, some buyers did make purchases. I noticed that a large percentage of the books sold were children's books.
I purchased a copy of Becca Fitzpatrick's YA bestseller Hush, Hush. This is one of the reasons I shouldn't schedule bookstore signings. I tend to buy almost as many books as I sell.
One bonus -- I met a local author I hadn't heard about before. I've added her to my list of Colorado authors to appear soon on my Monday blog post.
Here are the questions I was asked several times during my two-hour signing:
1. Do you have a copy of Artsy Fartsy?
2. Is there a restroom in here?
3. You wrote these books? (This was usually accompanied by a look of incredulity.)
4. How much are they? (When I answered $25.95, the questioner usually winced and began to back away.)
This was the official wrap-up of my live book promotion efforts for The Desert Hedge Murders. Now I'm going to go into hermit mode and write. I still plan to finish the first draft of my current WIP by the end of the month. Do the hustle!