Book Expo of America 2016

In May one of my books will be featured at the Great Book Expo of America 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. This will be my first exposure for my books at one of these events, so I do not know what to expect. This is an international function, and publishers from all over the world come to check out new authors and their work.

LitFire Publishing contacted me about this opportunity after one of their representatives discovered and read my book, Mystery at London Ledge Lighthouse.  He suggested his company contact me. I agreed this event might be a good opportunity for sales. We also discussed a few changes that might increase sales. After seeking some professional advice, I agreed for them to republish  my book.  

This meant a new cover and purchasing a Returnability Program since mine expired. This program allows book stores and buyers to purchase  multiple copies of my book, but if they don’t sell, these books can be returned and they are not stuck with books that don’t sell. The team members who worked on my remake believed it would make a great movie, and plan to advertise as such at the Book Expo event. That would be an exciting opportunity for me!

Self-publishing is a tough business. The author does all the work with writing, suggesting cover designs, writing the synopses on the back and inside covers, but then they must market their own product to those for whom we write the books.

Though I’ve learned many avenues for marketing, I see minimal sales for my efforts. Perhaps this event will open some doors for my books!

Are you an author? How do you succeed in this business? I would appreciate your reaction on this matter, please! Thank you for coming by my website today, and feel free to respond to this one, or any posts you read archivedd on the right column of this website. Have a wonderful day!

About thehopebeacon

Wecome to my blog! I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who wants to share my lifetime experiences with those who share the same interests and roles. I served as an educator for twenty-one years as both a classroom teacher and an Instructional Services Consultant. Most recently I chose to write children's books. This new path as an author led me to create this website. I seek to inspire, uplift, encourage, and advise those who come here who share common interests or life experiences as myself.
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4 Responses to Book Expo of America 2016

  1. linda1948g says:

    May God Bless this decision which he will because it is part of his plan or it would not be happening. So happy for you and your mission.

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  2. Greta says:

    WooHoo Mary! I’m praying for you!!!


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