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Indy Author Day at Watauga Public Library

Last Saturday (11/5-2022) I participated in Indy Author Day at Watauga Public Library north of Fort Worth, Texas. Each of us had a booth where we sold and signed our books. We talked to each other and shared experienced. Some of us did presentations. didn’t sell a whole lot of books, six to visitors, and the library had already three before the event, but that was not the main point. It was a fun experience that was entirely new to me. Because of this event and other events coming up I have temporarily lowered the price of the Kindle version of my book to $4.99.

I can add that if your kindle device (or other eBook reader) is capable of displaying colors you will be able to to see all the color photos and colorful illustrations.

For your information the ASIN number for the e-book edition: B0B5NN32SR and the ISBN number for printed edition: 978-0998084954

I am not lowering the price of the paperback version because it is printed in color and the printing cost make that difficult. All Royalties are donated to the Leonberger Health Foundation International (LHFI). So, for the Kindle edition, 30% of the $4.99 is Amazon’s cut and 70% is royalty ($3.49). That Royalty is donated to the Leonberger Health Foundation International. $3.49 is less than the $6.29, which was the royalty when the price was $8.99. However, if you wish to donate more to LHFI you are welcome to.

This is a photo my booth at Watauga Public Library. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com Kindle location for the book. $4.99 for a limited time.
I made a poster for my booth at Watauga Public Library. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com Kindle location for the book. $4.99 for a limited time.
This is a group photo of the attending authors. I am on the far right. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com Kindle location for the book.
This is a group photo of the attending authors. I am on the far right. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com Kindle location for the book.

Finally, below is my typical blog post promotion of the paperback version of my book that I end almost every blog post with.

This is a photo of the front cover of the book "The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle". Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com location for the book.
This is the front cover of the book “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle”. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.com location for the book.
This is a photo of the back cover of the book "The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle". Click on the image to go to the Amazon.se location for the book.
This is the back cover of the book “The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Löwenhöhle”. Click on the image to go to the Amazon.se location for the book.
Image showing the endorsements for the book. Click on the image to got to the Barnes and Noble location for the book.
These are the endorsements for the book. Click on the image to got to the Barnes and Noble location for the book.

Below is a list of where you can find the book. Click on the links to go to the respective store. However, if your favorite bookstore is not listed below you can search for it using the ISBN or ASIN numbers.

ISBN number for printed edition: 978-0998084954

ASIN number for the e-book edition: B0B5NN32SR

By thomasstigwikman

My name is Thomas Wikman. I am a software/robotics engineer with a background in physics, but I am currently retired. I took early retirement. I am a dog lover, and especially a Leonberger lover, a home brewer, craft beer enthusiast, an amateur astronomer, I’m learning French, and I am an avid reader. I live in Dallas, Texas, but I am originally from Sweden. I am married to Claudia, and we have three children Jacob, David and Rachel. My blog feature the crazy adventures of our Leonberger e Bronco von der Löwenhöhle as well as information on Leonbergers

10 replies on “Indy Author Day at Watauga Public Library”

I am not an extrovert but it was not that challenging. It was talking a bit to other authors, talking to people and children asking questions, and signing if they bought a book. A few author’s had the courage to hold a presentation but it was certainly not required.

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I did not know libraries did this either, but apparently many do. I was invited because I knew one of the librarians but it certainly does not hurt to call around and ask. I got the impression they could have taken a lot more indy authors. I overheard a discussion and the guy in the hat had been to many such events. On this event he sold half a dozen books like me, but he had been to one where he sold 30 books. It’s something he seems to be doing for fun and to make some money at the same time.

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