Went on a Marketing Blitz!
The bookstores loved the cover, and the product. But, all but one offered to put it in their bookstores. One Chapters and Indigo store offered for to create a signing event sometime. But, pretty much all the stores wanted to take the book only on consignment.
Now, from what I understand, consignment is where I bring the books in ( I purchase them), bring them in the store, and the store takes no risk. They make approx 40 % profit for the service. While all of these bookstores had the ability to order them online, they were nervous to take a chance to put them in their bookstores.
I have sold allot of items in my day, and I would not be scared to showcase my book anywhere. It will sell. I may order quite a few books, fifty or so, and go from there. I will decide what to do with it. Even if I have to take over the lads lemon aid stand, and toss it over to make room for my book stand, so be it. No, I can never do that... We must use peaceful means to achieve our goals. On other news, I got my first check from Dog Ear, it is for 2 books. Interesting... I got enough now for a cafe moca at Timothys... Till then..