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


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


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?



Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

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.


  2. Wonderful idea! (Oh The Bonesetter’s Daughter!) ๐Ÿ™‚


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


  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.


  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


  6. Ha once my comment posted I see the “win-win” concept has already been mentioned! Ah, great minds… ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a good sign confirming it’s a good idea you had!


  7. I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to buying books, too — no judgment here. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!


  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.


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