Tag Archives: book signing

why hand-sell books?

Last Saturday, I participated in the 20th annual “Heck With The Malls” artisans’ fair in Centreville, MD, peddling my books alongside jewelry-makers, painters, woodcarvers, knitters, etc.  If you’re an author, you might wonder why I would try to sell books … Continue reading

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hand-selling books: what’s worked for me

This blog post is for writers (especially new ones) and those curious about the business side of writing, particularly “hand-selling” books in person, such as at book signings or book festivals. I’m a relatively new author (I self-published my first … Continue reading

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the last word on the navajo water project and dtd

Okay, now I’m just showing off.  This article ran in my local newspaper, The Bay Times, and in its sister, the Record Observer, as well as the Easton-based Star Democrat (parent paper of the other two).      Since Day 1 of … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … Continue reading

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authors’ night at centreville library, december 11

Tomorrow night from 7:00–9:00, I’ll join other Eastern Shore authors for a book signing at the Centreville branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Centreville, MD (121 South Commerce Street).  The other authors are:    (source)   ROBERT BIDINOTTO of … Continue reading

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“heck with the malls!”

I mean, really, who needs the nonsense of attempting to shop at some tacky, loud, cathedral of crass hyper-commerce, jammed with shopping-zombies?  Assuming, that is, one can even find a parking space in the same ZIP code.  Not when you can … Continue reading

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authors’ night at fisherman’s inn: december 5

Tomorrow night from 7:00–9:00, I’ll join a slew of other Eastern Shore authors at Fisherman’s Inn at the Kent Narrows in Grasonville, MD for book sales and signing.  The other authors are:   (source)   LAURA AMBLER illustrated the children’s picture … Continue reading

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save the date: authors’ night, 12/5/2013

Come join me and a slew of great Eastern Shore authors on Thursday, December 5 for a book sale and signing at Fisherman’s Inn at the Kent Narrows (3116 Main Street, Grasonville, MD).  We write lots of different genres, so … Continue reading

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learning social media, and upcoming events

For the past few months, I’ve been getting together with Brent Lewis and some fellow writers to research and teach each other about social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.  We’ve been meeting for about an hour or every four-six weeks.  I … Continue reading

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back from balticon

I spent most of the weekend at Balticon 47, peddling copies of Dragontamer’s Daughters.  Many years ago, I used to hang out at the after-hours parties there, but I hadn’t been to the convention proper since about the year 7 BC (Before … Continue reading

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