More and more people are asking me where they can pick up a copy of Danny in a Newfangled World. It is still not widely available at bookstores… But I’m working on that.
For now, the book can be purchased at Lollipop Art Lounge in downtown Oakville and a Different Drummer Bookstore in Burlington. As well, it is available through Amazon.com and will soon be on the shelves at Chapters Oakville.
I am hitting the Christmas fairs in and around Oakville and Mississauga starting with the Hopedale Presbyterian Christmas Fair this Saturday. Next week, I will be attending Chapters Oakville to do a reading from my book on Tuesday November 23 at 7pm. On December 4, I’m selling at St. Christopher’s Elementary School Christmas Bazaar in Mississauga. On December 9, I will be at the Sip & Shop event at the e-Spot in Oakville above Artisano Restaurant from 4 to 8pm.
Better news is that I’m meeting with a distributor next week and hopefully will soon see my books in more local stores. The biggest challenge to a self-published author is definitely distribution! It doesn’t help that most bookstores across Canada are owned by one corporation. Although Chapters is a fantastic bookstore that I love to shop at, they do not sell books by authors who do not have a distributor, except by consignment. And, selling by consignment is proving quite difficult to do at this time of year since their shelves are full for the holiday season. I’m thrilled, however, that our own Oakville store is welcoming my book during the Christmas season. Hopefully more Chapters and Coles will follow in the new year.