This is a post copied and posted from Thorne Moores’s website.
Fair Play – why book fairs?
I’ll be taking part in a small flurry of book fairs soon: The Rhondda, on September 3rd, Tenby (which I am helping to organise) on September 24th, and Carmarthen on October 1st.
Tenby Book Fair 2015
To stand at a stall, offering my wares, might seem a very Mediaeval way of going about things in the days of internet ordering and e-books. Besides, what are bookshops for, if not to provide any book that anyone is looking for? Literary festivals like Hay, with big names addressing crowds of fans are all very well, but why bother with book fairs?
The reason is that for most of us authors, such events are the only occasions when we get to meet our readers in the flesh…