New author Andres had purchased my Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) and wanted to know if a book fair that charged $1200 for a booth was worth the money. Yikes! I cover that topic more fully in The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo), where I also talk about the benefits of sharing booths and warn against placing books in booths without being attendance so I sent him to the proper section (he hadn't thought of using the handy index), but here is a quick rundown for this regular Q&A column from my SharingwithWriters newsletter.
Of course, there are times to break the rules—for an expensive or inexpensive booth. But that's another article for another day and those exceptions are also covered in your copy of The Frugal Book Promoter.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .