My first powwow was a smashing success, if I do say so myself. The event ran from March 23rd to the 25th, but we all know that Saturday is where it’s at. I had a fantastic time not only selling books and networking, but also being a part of the event as a whole. Watching the dances and seeing so many men and women walking around in their regalia was incredible to me. It felt like home.
It was also a unique experience selling to people who all were there because they loved the Native American culture as a whole. So there was no attempting to appeal to people who don’t give a flip, trying to convince them that they will love the story. It was natural.
I sold far more than I expected to, and even sold some books to another vendor for her to sell at her booth. If they do well, then she plans to order more. I also connected with a possible publisher. It amazes me that pretty much every other vendor there does this for a living, traveling from one powwow to the next across the country selling their crafts. What a life. I truly think I would be well-suited for such a life, and who knows, maybe one day I’ll get to do the same on book tours.
Anyway, enjoy some pictures from the event: