So despite getting up early i was a little late getting to the event and thus lost out on getting a proper spot on the floor. Instead for day one i had a table on the stage with the poster artists. Not such a great spot, out of the main traffic i lost out on a lot of spontaneous buyers, really noticed the difference, a 3rd to a quarter my usual sales. Going to try to get in early for Sunday and grab a new spot on the floor.
A lot of people said sales were slow. Customers were looking a bit glazed over buy the shear mass of the offering, and it seems to be the pattern now ever since it became a two day affair: day one browse; day two buy in a mad dash near the end of the day.
Took some vid i'll deal with latter, and snapped some shots with my phone quick, here's a little look at the days events. Tried to post this from my phone while i was there but messed it up somehow so this here is my second try from home the old fashion way.
Labels: book fairs, event, Expozine, Photos