To this end I attended two author events - as this sort of public presentation and promotion of one's opus is called - this past weekend.
The first was the Mid-Ohio Indie Author Expo, which took place Saturday afternoon from 3 pm to 7 pm in the Columbus suburb of Urbancrest,
There were fourteen of us local writers at the Expo,
The chocolate cupcakes and donut holes I brought - in honor of the chocolate cake scene in chapter 18 and the scene in chapter 8 in which donuts serve a prelude to...well, something - not so much.
Still, the visitors to my table ended up being fine with the sticky-iced cupcakes nor did they seem to notice the chocolate stains on my clothes. Or else - more likely - they were too polite to mention it.
Anyway, after we were all set up and read to go,
A number of the authors had brought support persons with them to the Expo,
Here's the link to the video of my interview if anyone would like to see it who hasn't already seen it on Facebook:
As for book sales: Well, I only sold four. And one of the books was to Randy and Anusha.
I guess that's bookbiz.