Fun at the SIWC Book Fair

Post #: 216
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-10-29 10:37:01.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Writing, Science Fiction

I had an amazing time at the Book Fair last Saturday. It was a brand new experience for me and I couldn’t have asked for more.

The Book Fair is an interesting event. Independent authors are mixed in with established traditional authors, so there was plenty of opportunity to meet people on the other side of the publishing equation. I shared a table with Don "DD" DeBrandt, a long-time science fiction and fantasy author who is working on his twenty-sixth novel! Don was a great companion and had lots of stories about his writing career. He was impressed with my poster and bet me a nickel that someone would ask for one of my autographed books before they asked for one of his. Hey, Don, you still owe me that nickel!

I did sell a couple of copies of my book, but that wasn’t the main purpose of attending the event. It was mostly to get some experience and meet interesting people, and show my name as a local author. In all of these aspects it was a great success. People really did like my poster and asked me how I made it and how much it cost (Photoshop, and $40 at Kinko’s). I got to talk about science fiction and future technology with other writers and fans, which was amazing.

I’m definitely going next year!

xradionut on 2013-11-01 08:25:00.000

Maybe you can grow your new poster business! :lol:

Congrats! Back when I went to cons, I tried to back books from new and lesser known authors. Met Jim Butcher before he got extremely popular and end up dating the sister of another author.

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