I’m back from Denver, and that means now it’s time for Houston Pride! I’ll be there at Houston Pride on June 27th along with authors Carsen Taite, Laydin Michaels, MJ Williamz, and Tanai Walker. The booth will be in the park in front of city hall in downtown Houston. We’re pretty close to one of the entrances, and will have a double booth, so come and find us and buy some awesome books!
Count ’em. Two! First, find me at Denver Pride June 20th and 21st along with authors Merry Shannon and Jerry L. Wheeler. We’ll be at a booth located behind the center stage in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. The festival is set out in a big square, so just keep going around, and you’ll spot us.
For both fests, look for the BSB banner and the tons of books for sale! I’ll have some great deals and some cool swag. Plus, BSB is sending some BOGO books to the Denver PrideFest that are sure to go quick. Come out and see us!
It’s the official release day of The Fiend Queen! Bold Strokes Books is doing giveaways today on their Facebook page, so check back often.
I was curious to know everyone’s thoughts on buying books at Pride festivals (or festivals in general.) I ask specifically about Pride because I’ll be selling books at two festivals this year. If you attend any festivals and find out they have a book tent, do you stop and have a browse, or do you think of festivals as being more about music and food than shopping? This assumes, of course, that you have an interest in whatever subject the festival is ABOUT. 🙂
How many would say, “Ooh, books!” no matter what and come have a look and how many of you would need to be seduced by gimmicks or free candy? I admit, I’m kind of in both categories, shopping-wise. I always love a good book, but free candy is an undeniable siren song. I plan for our booth to have both. What say all of you?
So, first, my space at the table was all like:
And by 5:00, I was like:
But by 5:30, I was totally:
The rest of the swag trickled away on Sunday, but the books sold out in one day. I couldn’t believe it. People in Denver want lesbian books, yo.
We had a blast of a time, not too hot, just a little humid in parts. Met some colorful characters:
Found my next car:
Saw walking condoms in the parade:
And our booth was by some strange statuary, but then again, all of Denver has some strange statues. Read the conspiracies about the Denver airport sometime:
I even saw my book on the shelves at Barnes and Noble downtown:
We laughed we cried, we went to bed at 10pm because we were exhausted. Thank you, Denver, we had a wonderful time. 🙂 An extra special shout-out to my friends, David Slayton and Erin Kennemer for helping me pimp books. Lots of those sales were directly attributable to you.
How many of you attend Pride events or anywhere with bookseller tents? Have you ever bought or sold books there?