After Thursday’s dismal ghost town… the convention picked up on Friday, took off on Saturday and ended with a happy whimper on Sunday.
I try to be as honest as possible, so I will tell you exactly how it went down in terms of sales:
Friday: 2 art prints, 13 books
Saturday: 2 art prints, 2 t-shirts, 32 books
Sunday: 1 art print, 1 t-shirt, 5 books
The booth in artist alley cost $300. The extra exhibitor badge cost $55. And other costs added up to about $150. So I broke even and then just a little more.
But that doesn’t account for the costs of the books. Which, because of the over-sized printing and quality of paper (along with full color)… cost just under $10/each. So selling them for $10/each at the convention – I definitely lost. However, 50 books out there means 50 people are reading it. Those can be future fans, or messengers of the book. And I made some contacts in the industry. Would I go back next year? Yes, definitely. I will have at least one more book out by then. Hopefully two – but probably only one. And I have a much better grasp on what to bring in terms of art prints (and quality of those prints).
Thanks for everyone who stopped by. It was a lot of fun no matter what the numbers were…