As the only author at a local craft fair yesterday, I was surprised at how many books I sold, but the biggest surprise was how many people said they had Kindles, Nooks, and Sonys. And they were surprised and delighted when I told them they could buy my books for .99 for each download. I gave each a card with my website address and a note on the back reading: .99 Kindle/Sony/Nook. I gave out at least 75 cards and noticed a significant jump in Kindle sales this morning.
Having a book signing at a craft fair is, to me, far more fun and relaxing than a book fair. Okay, so people are not expecting to find me there, nestled in between hand-carved kaleidoscopes (beautiful) and doggie tutus (darling), but in a way I think they feel less threatened, more likely to feel free to chat. They did not come to buy a book, but many do.
The biggest problem with a craft fare is how to keep from spending any profits on all those goodies. Now I just have to figure out what to put that homemade Jalapeno relish on. Yum.