Every Author Needs an Artwalk

Mr. Smith made a charming salesman...

FWB ArtWalk was, in a word, amazing.

To see strangers walking down the sidewalk with my book in their hand was an unbelievable feeling.  All my sales so far have been anonymous thru Amazon and Smashwords… to see the people who were taking my work home was humbling.  I hope they like it!

I also met so many great people – the owner (Kristie?) at Ivey Ladies Boutique is an amazing person who balances being a great mom with being a great business woman.  The owners of Shangri-La were fun and talked with us a bunch about the spooky pinewoods of New Jersey.  How about the guy who said he usually only bought Kindle books but bought a paperback copy “for the bathroom”?  I loved you all.

For the Kindle Guy: End of Mae is on Kindle for .99 (I was trying to tell you that)… but why can’t your Kindle go in there too?

My favorite experience of the night, and probably for the month, involved a woman and her daughter.  I was walking into a shop to ask for change when I saw a teenager holding a copy of my book.  I was surprised and happy of course and I said, “Hey!  I recognize that book!”  Just as I said it the mom said, “Oh my goodness, I recognize you from the back of the book – you’re the author!”  We had a good little chat and for a few moments I felt famous.  It was awesome ;p

For that mom and her daughter: Thank you for that – I hope you like the story – feel free to email me and let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!

To sum it up, Artwalk was a great experience. Turns out my husband is the perfect salesman and all I had to do was sit back and enjoy.  We sold more books than I expected, surpassing our goal and making us excited for next month.

By then we should have paperback copies of No Money Marketing so things will really be hopping…. I better bring more change!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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4 Responses to Every Author Needs an Artwalk

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  2. Artwalk sounds pretty amazing… how cool to see people with your book… well done:)

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