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Bill Peschel
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Author, Sherlockian, and publisher of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers
Author, Sherlockian, and publisher of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers

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Bill Peschel commented on a post on Blogger.
"My next convention will be better."

Oh, yes. My first con -- actually a local crafts show -- I had a cardboard table, an envelope for cash, and six copies of each of my books. With each show, we learned from our mistakes and got better at it (and I wrote a post about it). http://planetpeschel.com/2016/10/book-festivals/

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Bill Peschel commented on a post on Blogger.
Yup, 9 copies for a con that size? Excellent. Plus, you'll have people coming back the next year and the year after that, and they'll look for your books. We learned that at the local Art on Chocolate and the Winter Art show (local juried crafts shows in Hershey; we were the only booksellers there).

As for book stands, I'm using these at Amazon. They're excellent.

http://amzn.to/2amFMcO

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Career Indie Author: How to Save Money Like A Writer

In his novel David Copperfield, Charles Dickens defined happiness as having an annual income of twenty pounds and annual expenses of nineteen pounds, nineteen shillings, and six pence. While it’s debatable whether that can be the sole source of…

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How to use landscaping to help keep your basement dry

To keep your basement dry landscaping can help by keeping the water from working its way through your foundation. I believe the fern rain garden hasn’t caused problems despite how close it is to the house, because Bill built a sidewalk connecting the…

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Longmire's Craig Johnson displays his storytelling chops on tour

Twice a year, Craig Johnson comes to the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop. I’ve been to three of his visits, and I’m starting to accumulate a row of signed books for my library. This time, he was touring in support of the paperback edition of his book of…

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What we learned selling books at the Hershey Arts and Craft Show

We returned to the Hershey Arts and Craft show last weekend. Whenever we do one of these events, part of me still cringes at the memory. I admit it: I’m a pessimist. Not at the Eeyore-level and certainly not Code Marvin. I try not to get too excited about…

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The same month that The Hound of the Baskervilles began running in The Strand, the return of Holmes was celebrated in James MacArthur’s “Notes of a Bookman” column in the Aug. 31, 1901, issue of Harper’s Weekly. MacArthur (1866-1909) also worked as a…

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To make a career out of writing, it’s important to be a healthy writer. But why is it more important than you think? Chapter II. Taking Care of Yourself There is a big difference between working for anyone and working for yourself. It’s such a huge…

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Suburban Stockade: It can take several attempts to keep your basement dry

(This is the second post in the Keeping Basements Dry series. Part one here.) Because the previous owners routinely let water into the basement (lazy? incompetent? uncaring? oblivious? who knows?) we got to learn how to fix all kinds of damage caused by…

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The Hershey Winter Arts Festival will be held Saturday (11/7) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and we spent the day at home getting ready. We’ve been packing books, putting together our booth, checking our cash reserves and printing out flyers. Oh, and baking…
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