The Carlinville Writers' Guild supported the Carlinville, Illinois spring festival by manning a booth. Various members of the guild displayed, sold and autographed their books to various attendees. My favorite fan and I worked the booth on Saturday morning. It was a pleasant day as me met local residents and others from out of the area.
We spoke of writing, the writers group and invited anyone interested in writing for fun or publication to attend. Various free items were given to everyone who passed by, including city activities along the old Route 66 highway, book marks, information sheets on various books published by members.
This type of event may or may not sell books at the time, but a smile, friendly face and a free gift will help people remember when they are looking for a book or special gift.