For a first time author event, I must say that I did not do as bad as I thought I would. From borrowing one of my best friends’ car, I took a half-hour drive to the E. Hartford Public library with nothing but brochures, business cards, and huge poster. I felt like I was not even prepared to make it over there on time. This also goes without mentioning that I did not even have the books that I ordered last Friday, which showed up sometime later in the day.
Just the day before that, I picked up the vehicle and used the last $50 in gas to fill up the sucker (it was an SUV), and the weather was raining cats and dogs.
This was going to be a disaster for sure.
When I thought everything else would fail, (including the fact that I did not have anyone show up for my schedule) two people had appeared for my hour long talk. Fortunately, the announcement in the Reminder had been quite helpful. As I delivered my speech, there was at least a decent amount of one on one time to manage and create some interpersonal discussion about the New Testament’s basis for belief. The best part of it was that I had been trying to explain the Gospel to an elderly gentleman who did not buy into the Faith.
Though my aim was not to persuade or pressure non-Christians into converting, I felt quite blessed by delivering the message on Day One.
Regarding Day Two, I returned to the library more prepared than usual. I felt pretty confident with the books that I purchased from create space showing up on time along with the table cloth and candies, there would be someone who would take notice of the information I was offering.
Sure enough I was right.
Throughout the entire morning, I had at least twenty different people stop by at check out the information booth, grab a brochure, business card, or candy and four at least to stay during the course of the event. The best part of that whole speech was discussing Roman Catholicism with a Catholic Conservative. Unfortunately, she did not listen to the entire course of the conversation…for she showed up when I was ready to wrap up the conversation and only heard me say that I believe her church departed from the Scriptures.
Nevertheless, I managed to sell one book at the event and a few more hereafter. The best part was the fact that I had a few folks show up instead of no one.
So much for a first time event.