I spent yesterday at a Christmas Bazaar trying to sell books. Lots of people came and talked to me, and I practiced my rather feeble selling skills.
"Oh no, I don't have any young children..."
"Well, these ones are for families. Would you like to look?"
"I should have made a list. I don't know who to buy for."
"D'you know anyone who likes reading perhaps?"
"Are your books Christian?"
"Yes they are. Are you interested in that?"
"My church might like them I guess."
"Could you give them a brochure for me please?"
9am till 4pm and I only sold two books, though I gave away lots of brochures and business cards. And in the times when no one was looking I finished reading three titles from my review list. I even wrote the reviews on the computer when I got home, so not a dead loss.
The next sale takes place a week on Tuesday and I'll hope for better luck then. Since it includes an "open mic" I'll ask everyone I meet if they can advise me what to say.
Can you advise me? Please?