award winning author Kathleen J. Shields
Author Kathleen J. Shields

I have been writing since I was ten years old. I had my very first book published in early 2000 and I have nearly 40 published books now! That means I have been promoting and selling my books for over two decades. During that time, I have discovered that my most rewarding and profitable sales come from face-to-face contact. I do as many events as I can, out in the public, in front of the people, for a reason, that is where the buyers are. It has been a true joy getting to make new fans and make these connections.

However, over that time I have witnessed many things that other authors have done while at book festivals and signings that did not help them in the public eye. At times, I would say something, if it was helpful, but other times, it would be inappropriate and possibly even embarrassing for me to say something directly to them. Some authors appreciate critique and other authors hate it. Sometimes it is just not appropriate to point out what others are doing wrong, so I tend to not speak up. That is what inspired my latest book.

The Etiquette of Book Selling

The Etiquette of Book Selling: Learn tips and tricks on how to make the best first impression. Discover decorating ideas for you and your display. Impress your customers with sales etiquette that will inspire positive communications.

I cover more than two decades worth of faux pas and etiquette don’ts that I have seen in the book-selling industry. I also share tips and tricks on getting sales without being pushy and keeping your transactions quick yet friendly.

My hope is that if you read this book, it will teach you many things that I learned the hard way, and help you to save face and make the sales you deserve to make.

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