Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Xciting Xertions

For A to Z 2015 I'm

ALL ABOUT THAT PLACE

I'll be highlighting Blogger Friends' Places
and
I'll be giving Book Event Tips


My favorite X blog is XCEPTIONAL!

XKCD - hilarious COMIX about science, math, and relationships! If you've never seen them, worth the XCURSION!

Here's an XAMPLE

And one XTRA


And don't XIT yet! I have XTENDED Book Event Tips!

Keep your XPECTATIONS reasonable.
I hate to burst your bubble, but don't XPECT to sell a case of books at an event. The only time I've sold that many was at my release parties with all my local friends, neighbors and family - which is awesome! And I'm very appreciative! But at festivals and events, the average is not high. And that's okay!

I'm not even XPECTING to sell as many at my future parties as I did at the first two - I'm not new and XCITING anymmore...

But at the last event I went to, I sold a lot more than I XPECTED! And that was XCITING! So the more we write, the more we sell, and the more fans we will have.

19 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - those are great and fun X links and tips .. well done - the Comix in particular ...

Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You actually found a X blog - good for you!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Fingers Xd.
May you sell Xcess of those.
Best, Somali

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Shah Wharton said...

Xcellent blog choice and loving those cartoons :)

shahwharton.com

Rhonda Albom said...

I've never seen that cartoon before. Cute stuff.

Christine Rains said...

What a hilarious comic! And yes, it's very important to keep expectations reasonable, and celebrate the extra surprises. :)

Patricia Lynne said...

XKCD is hilarious. You always have to remember to let your mouse hover and read the bonus they add.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I love XKCD!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That is a cool blog. I always go into a book signing expected to sell zero, but some little bit of my heart always hopes for more.

Teacher by trade, Mother by nature said...

Xcellent post - LOVE the comic - SO TRUE. I have had moments like those.

(Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog) :)

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Funny comment!

I can't believe we made it to X!

Yvonne

Fifi Islaih said...

I love that comic. I need to remember to not have high expectations. I do have a question, how many books should you bring to an event?