Published by the Rains County Leader on June 29, 2021:
One of the most difficult parts of being an independent author is marketing, but it can also be the most rewarding. Obviously, the biggest reward is selling books, but other positives include finding interesting new venues, meeting other creative entrepreneurs, interacting with readers face to face, and collecting writing material. This past Saturday I attended the Greenville Market for the first time.
I learned about this vendor event at the East Texas Expo in May from the lovely ladies from Sadie’s Place Rescue who had the booth next to mine. The Greenville Market is a monthly event that is held the last Saturday of each month on the Hunt County Fairground. The vendors offer a wide variety of items including food, jewelry, craft items, plants, and much more – including books.
Another big draw for the event is that it is held in an air conditioned building. I was assigned a space directly in front of one of the cooling units. The blowing air was a challenge during setup while I attached the banner to the front edge of the table and laid out the tablecloth, but the same air was a big plus when the outside temperature reached the mid-nineties in the afternoon.(more…)