Con Lessons Blog Series

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Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited 28 days ago
Part 3 is now up — my interview with @Rick Heinz , author of The Seventh Age: Dawn. https://robertbatten.net/2017/06/17/convention-lessons-part-3-rick-heinz/
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited 28 days ago · 2 likes
Part 2 is now up - my interview with Rochelle Campbell, Author of Fury From Hell here on Inkshares. https://robertbatten.net/2017/06/10/con-lessons-part-2/
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited 28 days ago · 1 like
Hopefully I’ll haven post 2 up soon, but in the meantime, this article has some good tips: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/03/hand-selling-how-to-kill-it-at-book-and-comic-conventions/
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited 3 months ago · 2 likes
Hi @Luke Fellner, I’m hoping to touch on that in the upcoming posts where I interview others. For me, the most effective item I had to attract people to the table in the first place was the slideshow I had running. However, I think we’ll get a range of suggestions.
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited 3 months ago · 1 like
Could you touch on how to attract people to your stand? I haven’t tried to use a convention yet (my campaign hasn’t started) but that seems to be the biggest issue whenever I go over it in my mind.
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited about 1 month ago · 8 likes
Hi All,

I’ve writing a series of blog posts on attending conventions to promote your books. The first post is up and is my personal experience from attending my first con earlier this year. I have a set of future posts planned which will be interviews with other authors about their experiences and tips. I’ll also be producing a consolidated tips list incorporating suggestions from all the posts.

You can read the first post here: https://robertbatten.net/2017/04/23/con-lessons-part-1/

As the new posts go up I’ll add to this thread. Happy to discuss any points if you have thoughts. Also — if you’ve attended a convention to promote one of your books and would like to answer some questions for the series, let me know!