Thinking outside the box when it comes to book sales

Okay, as promised here's more about last Saturday's Digital Author's Conference. Another thing Elaine Wilkes talked about was developing a list of outside the box businesses to approach about placing our books. In my post conference emails with her, she suggested I write a list of fifty such places and I must say that is a tough assignment. I got this far: Magpie gift store Soothe the Soul gifts and aromatherapy University classes Speaking engagements UCLA Psych Department Other mental health organizations Book clubs LA Times Festival of Books Harmony Works gift store Things Remembered gift store Our House grief counseling organization Grieving and suicide prevention sites' recommended book lists But I'm going to continue. I need to start reading Elaine's material about how to get my book into all types of stores right away. Perhaps that will help me get to a list of fifty outside the box places. And I'd love your help as well. Where else do you sell your … [Read more...]