Tomorrow, I will attend the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference in Woodbridge, New Jersey. (Address: The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1, South Iselin, NJ) There will be a "goodie" table at the conference for authors to place their promotional materials. There will be pens with authors' names, there will be free books, there will be emery boards engraved with authors' names, and there will be sticky notes with authors' names, too.
I have postcards and brochures. I bought the postcards from Vistaprint, but I made the brochures on my own. I went to the grocery stores and bought four bags of mini-Milky Way bars. The cashier glanced up at me and asked, "Trick or treat?"
I taped the candy to the postcards. Obviously, there are people who will take the postcards, eat the candy, and throw the postcard away. Such is the life of an author. Promoting is a tough business.
If you are a reader, you should visit the Book Fair. It will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. I will be there with more mini Milky Way bars. Stop at my table if you're hungry.