For Mother’s Day I have been heavily hinting at wanting a Kindle Fire. Many of my author friends have books out that I need to read so a Kindle Fire would be perfect. But of course something else always has to come up. I did some research on doing a book signing at the Dubuque Farmers Market and for $45, I can do a Saturday morning signing. That sounds like a wonderful option because there is a great deal of traffic at the Farmers Market. But one requirement for the market is that you have to have commercial insurance. I have some experience in this area as my book signing at the mall cost me over $300 for insurance alone.
I contacted my insurance agent and he got back to me with a deal;
for $245 he found a company that will cover me for the rest of the year. (Where was this deal when I did my signing at the mall?!) This option would be great as I could do signings in most public places for the remainder of the year and be covered. This is where the dilemma comes in. With insurance and the $45 I would be even further in debt unless I sell a considerable amount of books which probably won’t happen.
I can write all of this off at the end of the year but it still would be nice to make a profit. Is it worth spending the money for exposure? Even if people don’t buy a book there they might take a flier home and down
load a copy on their Kindle Fire (which they will have and I won’t). So I’m not sure if I should cut my losses and find “free” venues for book signings or if I should go for it and spend the money.
What do you think I should do?
I’ve been working hard on the sequel, it’s consuming me. When I’m
not writing I’m thinking about it. It’s coming along faster than I had planned. Just yesterday at the grocery store a stranger approached and asked when it would be ready. She almost seemed upset that I wasn’t finished with it yet. So I assure you that I’m working on it!
The Babies Are Gone
Yesterday we discovered that the Mourning Doves are gone. I was
sad because I enjoyed watching them but happy that they moved out of our gutter. When I told my husband they were gone I stuck out my bottom lip to show him that I was sad. His reply, “Something probably ate them.” Thanks for making me feel better honey.
Have a Sunday Fun Day!