Last weekend, I sold books at our local homeschool convention with my amazing Generation Rising team members. Here’s a quick recap and picture fest!
While some of us set out decorations, arranged books, and fiddled with the tablecloth, Paul and Tanner rigged up our banner. It was my special job to cut tape for them. XD #skills
Our super cool Maggie pinned another banner (with an awesome quote!) to our tablecloth. Anna was working with her, but she paused to take this picture. 😉
The booth was all set up in a matter of hours (except for an additional bookshelf we brought the next day), and we paused to take a group picture before going home for the night. 😉
The next morning, Malachi and I counted the stock… I love the little details Anna put into the display. 😉
Several of the authors donated books to the giveaway bundle. Doesn’t it look amazing?!! ❤ ❤
Then we were ready to open for business! We got to have some really interesting conversations with other vendors, customers, and each other, had an accidental Les Mis sing-along, and ate way too many snacks. (Tanner did an amazing job finding stuff everyone could eat despite our various food allergies!) Oh, and we did sell books. 😉 We beat our record for the first day last year. Woohoo!
Some teammates and I goofing off during a slow hour… 😉
And just for fun, here’s a picture of Anna and I geeking when day one was finished. XD
It flew by so fast! Okay, here’s a nicer one…
Saturday morning dawned bright and EARLY. 😉 In just a matter of minutes, we had our booth in order and ready to go.
We didn’t get a ton of pictures of this day since we were so busy. 😉 One of my favorite things, though, was how we were able to encourage young writers and new homeschoolers with what we were doing. It was also really fun to help parents keep up with their voracious young readers. 😉
When it was time to close down, another independent author stopped by and asked if we wanted to trade books. Several of us said yes, and we all sat around signing them for each other. 😉 I’m looking forward to reading Sacrifice by Rachel Hintze.
Once again, Tanner sold out of stock! Malachi beat us all for most sold of one title with his new release and debut novel Through All Things, and Julia’s non-fiction book was a hit. 😉 We had a few repeat customers, and some brand new ones which was exciting! Altogether, a great year! 😉
This booth would not have been possible without God laying the stories on our hearts and bringing them and us together. Our amazing, supportive parents and Perry Elisabeth (who provided us Willises with transportation and had a super cool booth of her own with Rebekah Jones) also played a key role in making this happen. 😉 What a blessing!
Next year with new books! 😉
Pictures taken by Anna ❤ and Mrs. R.