Publishers and authors know how to pitch a reading from a popular novel or a narrative work of nonfiction — but what if your title is a quote book? Or a travel guide? Or has been in print for more than a year? Author David Volk talks about hand selling those works that don’t fit into neat categories — and how he’s sold older titles in unexpected ways including church bazaars, appearances at Rotary Clubs, and even consignment sales through a building supply store. The author of The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle and The Tribe Has Spoken: Life Lessons From Reality TV, Volk is a professional funny guy and a widely published journalist with some highly original tips for selling your titles.
Our Feb. 24 meeting starts at 6 pm at Room 223 in the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle. BPNW’s meetings are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about independent publishing.