My bookselling event at the annual Floral Street School Family Fun Fair was a total success! I sold 8 books (2 copies of Danny and the Portal of the World, 1 copy of Danny and the Trip to Outer Space, and 5 copies of Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs), which is just about the average number of books I sell.
I had a big surprise when I saw my 1st grade teacher for the first time in a while! She was holding a really cute toddler and I gladly took a picture with her. Within 1 1/2 hours, I had sold 4 books (that’s a new record)! This year, I put a TV monitor on my table that showed pictures from my many years of participating in events (like the Family Fun Fair, Literacy Night, Open Mic Night, a self-reserved reading event at the public library, the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival at the library, a speech on my books at my school’s Community Meeting, placing my books in the raffle at the Heart for Art fundraiser, the Spirit of Shrewsbury Craft Fair, the PTO Shopping Night, etc.). It also displayed videos from past events and Text-to-Speech (TTS) recordings of my 1st book, which you can find HERE.
I would like to say thanks to Hannah Kane, coordinator of the Family Fun Fair, for changing my spot from the center aisle to right near the café entrance so I could be in direct competition with the Scholastic Book Fair.
Mrs. Peacock, my 6th grade math and science teacher, also stopped by! She bought a copy of my 3rd book and I also had a picture taken with her! Other notable visits to my booth included the principal and vice principal of Floral School, Ms. Virzi (coordinator of the Student Voice organization at my school) and my 1st grade classmate Dalton.
Thanks again to Hannah Kane for making this selling event succeed gloriously!
Next year, more sales I may have, hmm?
May the Force be with you!