If you are a tabling author on Saturday October 14th you might have some questions about your setup. We've answered all your burning questions below.
HOW MANY BOOKS SHOULD I BRING?
We get this question a lot. We can't tell you how many books you will sell, so we can't tell you how many to bring, other than there being a practical physical limit. We also can't predict know how many attendees we will have and how many tickets we will sell. We wish we knew because it would make us more relaxed! If you're asking this question likely you're fairly new to conventions and fests as a tabler. What we can tell you is this:
If you do not already have a fanbase, don't bring a lot of books with you because you probably won't sell a lot. THIS is your chance to start BUILDING a fanbase! Bring a small amount of books and bring postcards or business cards and swag. Be ready to talk about your books. Be ready to give out your cards. If you sell a book ask if they want it signed. Talk about your next book. Tell people where they can find you in person and online.
Folks with a fanbase and who are new to conventions - please consider what your best known work is, what you are newly releasing - bring swag and cards and plenty of info for continuing to build up your fanbase.
DO I NEED TO BRING A TABLE OR CHAIRS?
No - please do not bring a table or chairs. DO bring tablecloths and other display items.
AM I SELLING BOOKS I PROVIDE OR IS A VENDOR PROVIDING THEM?
You provide your own books, swag, etc. We don't have a third-party vendor or bookstore doing that.
Yes, there will be wifi, but it's always good to have a backup plan.
PLEASE NOTE - the tables at the hotel are not as deep as some standard 6 foot tables - even though they are 6 feet long. Please keep in mind the table size, especially If you are sharing a table.