2016 Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival Summary

2016 Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival SummaryMy first trip to the Venice, Florida Book Fair on Saturday was a good experience. Like other authors, I am always looking for new ways and venues to facilitate personal branding, share information with potential readers, do some book marketing and sell books. There were 46 people registered at this year’s authors event, which is held adjacent to the Venice Farmers Market. Overall, there was a steady flow of foot traffic with good interest from passersby. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. The scheduled event was to run from 10:00am-3:00 pm but by 12:10 there were darkening clouds and thunder. Within 30 minutes, the skies opened up. As I am others tried in vain to get everything packed and safely into dry cars, the torrents fell. That led to some water damaged boxes and totally drenched people. Even so, the day was a good learning experience. The lesson I learned was that for writers such as me who focus on predominantly business related, non-fiction books, they are not a match for this venue. Most people coming by were retirees no longer in the workforce. Not surprisingly, the books of most interest from my offerings were Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors and 231 Ways to Say I Love You…and Mean It.


About Robert W. Lucas

Bob Lucas has been a trainer, presenter and adult educator for over four decades. He who has written hundreds of articles on training, writing, self-publishing and workplace learning skills and issues. He is also an award-winning author who has written thirty-seven books on topics such as, writing, relationships, customer service, brain based learning and creative training strategies, interpersonal communication, diversity, and supervisory skills. Additionally, he has contributed articles, chapters and activities to eighteen compilation books. Bob retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after twenty-two years of active and reserve service.
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