Linda G. Hill

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Nano Poblano – Day 18: What to do about a Book Sale

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Don’t ever let me loose at a used book sale.

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There’s more that one bit of good news in this though. The nine books only cost me $21, and the proceeds went to the Alzheimer’s Society.

But while I was browsing the thousands of books for sale that day, I got to thinking: what if I had my book published and gave away copies at events such as the Alzheimer’s book sale? Wouldn’t that be a neat way not only to get my novel out there, but to give to a worthwhile charity at the same time? Heck, I could even sit there and sign them. But then I got to thinking – does that make the sale suddenly more about me than the cause?

What do you think? Should this even be a tough call?

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16 thoughts on “Nano Poblano – Day 18: What to do about a Book Sale

  1. I wasn’t overly taken with the Lord John books by Diana Gabaldon although they provide a nice side perspective on the Outlander series. I too adore used book sales.

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  2. Wonderful idea! (Oh The Bonesetter’s Daughter!) 🙂

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  3. If there are other books for sale why not yours too? Are you doing the One Liner Wednesday?

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  4. Nothing wrong with that Linda. You are not detracting in any way from the book sale by signing copies you have gifted to the cause. It is, indeed, win-win.

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  5. yes I am the same, I have only recently managed to throw out a load of books – but it was hard and I try not to buy new ones but that is also hard

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  6. Ha once my comment posted I see the “win-win” concept has already been mentioned! Ah, great minds… 🙂 That’s a good sign confirming it’s a good idea you had!

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  7. I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to buying books, too — no judgment here. 🙂 As for your idea to give your book away at a charity sale like this, I don’t see anything wrong with that — it’s what I call a win-win arrangement. I might sign them beforehand, though; just my two cents!

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  8. I feel you. Used book sales are my Achilles as well. I hit a charity sale about a month ago and brought home fifteen. Yours were for a good cause too. It’s a win-win right?
    😉
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers!
    TyCobbsTeeth

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