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  • Writer's pictureMaeve Ronan

Selling Your Self-Published Book at a Trade Day/Market (Is It Worth It?)

I’m no expert, but I did self-publish my first book this past fall and am willing to try out different marketing experiences. I’m happy to share the outcomes in the interest of helping other independent creators succeed as well.

This past weekend, I went to a First Monday Trade Day as an experiment. Since publication in September 2020, I’ve mainly relied on social media marketing for my book It’s the Depression for Me: 3 Ways to Make Being a Teen Suck Less. While that has been relatively successful, I’m always looking for ways to improve and become more involved in the local community. Not to mention, it can be easy to get lost in the numbers and lose sight of the real people your book is impacting.