Since the release of my co-authored book – Chocolate and Diamonds for the Woman’s Soul I’ve been working on various areas of promoting. One area that I found and enjoy doing is, Vending. Finding authors selling their books at events is nothing new, most times authors & speakers will have a table at various events, and events that they are speaking at. Most speakers will make an announcement that their books are on the table available for purchase or the MC will make the announcement.

One of the key things I found while being a vendor is everyone is a reader, so they will walk up to your table to see what the book is about. Once they are at your table then you can start the dialogue by telling them about your book and start a dialogue by asking these questions:

  • What type of books they like to read
  • What type of book they are currently reading
Then you have the opportunity to tell them about any upcoming books, and ask if they would like to join your mailing list. Of course you should let them know what they will types of updates they will be getting from you.
To add a different touch, I decided to take pics with every person who purchased my book (with their permission).
You can click on the link–> YouTube to see video I created from the last vending event I attended.
I decided to share what worked for me, I invite you to try and see how well this works for you too.