for writers: how to sell books in person

If you’re an author these days, you need all the help you can get selling your books. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or something else, you can make money and win lifelong, hardcore fans by selling your books in person, but there’s more–much more–to than just signing copies.  So, how best to do it?

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My new guide, Hand-Selling Books: Making Money and Winning Fans, walks you through every step of how to successfully hand-sell books, with lots of do’s and don’ts that I learned from extensive experience.  Among the aspects that I discuss are: 

  • Picking the right venue;
  • What you’ll need to bring;
  • Pricing to make you the most money;
  • Setting up the display; and
  • My  “One-Spoonful-At-A-Time” selling technique that you and your customers will be comfortable with.

Think you’re too shy to meet people and convince them to buy your books?  I’ll show you how to overcome that so you can easily engage with potential readers. 

All the knowledge that I learned and put into Hand-Selling Books, I got from selling my own novels, which you can find here. 

HSB was developed from seminars I gave at recent Bay To Ocean Writers Conferences held by the Eastern Shore Writers Association., but even if you attended those, you’ll want the additional information I’ve included in this volume. 

Don’t wait any longer: get Hand-Selling Books now and make your next book-signing a success!


Kenton Kilgore writes killer SF/F for young adults and adults who are still young.  In his latest novel, This Wasted Land, high-school senior Alyx Williams learns that witches are real when one attacks her and her boyfriend Sam, dragging him off to a nightmare world where Alyx must go to get him back.  


Kenton is the author of Lost Dogs, the story of the end of the world as seen, heard–and smelled–by a dog.  He also wrote Dragontamer’s Daughters, like Little House on the Prairiewith dragons!  With Patrick Eibel, he created Our Wild Placea children’s book about the joy to be found in exploring Nature.  

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