Tomorrow I will be going to Queen's Park for Word on the Street, the annual literary festival featuring authors and booksellers and, most importantly, readers. My friend and editor Monica has reserved a booth there, and will be showcasing all the authors published by her press, Burningeffigy. Those authors are:
11:00am-1:00pm – Gemma Files
1:00pm-2:00pm – Jeff Cottrill
2:00pm-3:00pm – Adebe D.A.
3:00pm-4:00pm – Timothy Carter
4:00pm-6:00pm – Brett Alexander Savory & Gord Zajac
Each author will have a one-hour window in the booth throughout the day. My time is from 3:00 PM until 4, just in time for tea. An hour is not a lot of time to make a lot of sales, and I have to admit this format is fairly disappointing. Last year I helped Monica to run the booth, stayed for the whole day, and sold over 20 copies of Attack of the Intergalactic Soul Hunters. Of course, this year she is promoting many more authors. Space is limited, and so is time. I understand that. I'll just have to make the most that I can out of that hour.
Wish me luck!