Part of being a commercial artist is running a business. While there are aspects of this that I’m horrible at and procrastinate on (accounting, marketing) and parts that I very much enjoy (comic book conventions, book fairs, meeting fans and showcasing my latest books, and art), I still have to do all of them. This series of my process blog will talk about different aspects of the business.
On April 18th I’ll be at the Burlington Chapters/Indigo doing a book signing for my second children’s book “What Does Slog Do?” For those of you interested in coming and getting a book signed, I’ll be there from 1-5pm. The great thing about Chapters is that they do allow for single day consignment, which means that they will allow you to sell your book at full price for a single day in their store. To find out more about this all you have to do is talk to either a manager or someone in charge of the children’s book section. FYI, they do take about 30% of the book cost, but it’s a great way to get your work out their outside of conventions and comic book stores. It’s also a great way to build a relationship with your local bookstore. Some of the stores also allow a certain amount of self-published authors to carry your book on their shelf. Every store is different in regards to how many self-published author’s books they will carry and for the length of time they will allow your book to be in their store. You’ll have to inquire when you do your book consignment. All in all, it’s been a great way to get more people’s eyes on my book, and to make a bit of extra cash as well. Here’s the link to the Burlington Chapters/Indigo I’ll be at. Hope to see you there!