Sunday, April 8, 2018

Derry Author Fest

We had a huge crowd at the Derry Author Fest yesterday at the Derry Public Library. People stayed all day to hear speakers on writing and publishing topics, chat with the writers, and buy books.
They did a lot of advance promotion (check out the video), which made for the size of the crowd.


Thanks to Erin Robinson and the library staff for making a great day.
And we even got a mention in the local paper!

I was there along with Ursula Wong to give a presentation on Publishing Options: Choosing Your Path. We were the last show of the day, and the audience was attentive and asked great questions.
Plus, we got to sell our books in between sessions. Here's Ursula with her books:


And there were other great writers, like Dan Szczesny




Dan was on a panel talking about Marketing, 


There was a table to hand out info for the New Hampshire Writer's Project, a group I work with.



And the bookseller there was Water Street Books, of Exeter, NH.
Business was brisk, as people bought copies to get signed.






The authors were able to answer questions and chat with those attending.


Here's Dan with a fan



The event was free, and people seemed to enjoy it, even as they learned a lot about the publishing process. 
Can't wait for next year!