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Selling Direct - It's not as easy as 1, 2, 3

Enthusiastic readers love passionate writers, and who better to sell your books than you! It could be through your website, a distributor's website, Facebook marketpace, social media or horrors, face to face at festivals and markets. Here's some tips on how to promote and sell directly. 
Meet our Exhibitors 
Here's 8 confidence building ideas when exhibiting at festivals
1. Nervous wee - Nothing worse than thinking about your bladder.
2. Stand Up -  It will make you seem more approachable.
3. Smile - Try to hide your nervousness behind a genuine smile.
4. Eye contact - Make eye contact as people pass closely to browse.
5. Welcome - Visitors are nervous approaching stands so offer a friendly greeting
6. Point - Point to your books saying briefly their genre, age appropriateness (if kids book) and what they are about or where they're based.
7. Offer a display book - If they stop offer them a display book to look at.
8. Stop talking - Let them look at your book and read the back blurb. Wait for them to engage  in conversation. Don't be pushy.
Some links for nervous exhibitors
Writers Digest
- How to Sell Books at a Book Festival
Shopify - Sell your product in Person
Writing-World - Selling your Books from a Booth

 
The NZ Book Festival - the place for authors to meet readers, and for businesses to meet aspiring writers.
The Gala Night is on the 10th November

DON'T FORGET - This weeks things to do 

- Check your exhibitor listing to make sure it's correct (bio, links, pictures)
- Check your book stock 
- Consider value adding with bookmarks, vouchers or pens
- Book your children's story telling spot 
Click here to view the 2015 Book Festival Highlights Video
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