I sold a few books the other night at Camden County Community College in New Jersey during the Resource Fair for Special Needs Children. I am a writer and a part of a resource anthology entitled Easy to Love but Hard to Raise. This book is about children with “invisible” disabilities [ADHD, PBD, SPD, OCD, PDD, etc.] and the parents and guardians and doctors who assist with their upbringing.
Okay, so I write. But this saleswoman hat seems a bit big. It covers my eyes and ears. I sit. I smile. I play with bookmarks and post cards. I try to pull parents and guests to my table with my sappy spiel. Most times, I just looked ridiculous in my oversized saleswoman hat.
Toward the end of the night, I did engage other parents in discussion about our special needs children. We compared notes. We shared experiences, but I only sold a few books. Any suggestions for next time I need to sell books? I need to get better if I’m going to publish a memoir and become a saleswoman for that book.