MY NO-SHAME BOOK SELLING METHODS.
So RadCon is my third con, but since my background is in doing startups, my motto is, "Sell it or die." I had to survive and ask investors for money and ask customers, and I did survive. Partly I can pull this shit because I'm a girl, partly because I know when to stop being obnoxious. Here are a couple typical conversations that land a sale.
"I'll take your money."
"I know you have cash in your pockets."
The person laughs nervously. " I do?"
"You don't even have to read my books, use them as door stoppers."
This produces a bigger nervous laugh.
By this time my victim comes closer and looks at the books.
Next I ask, "What kinds of books do you read? Because you don't want to read books you don't like, life is too short."
Now the person is less scared. Then I pitch my books in one line. For Rosehead it's, "A rose garden eats people." For Irkadura it's, "Mute Soviet girl sees people as beasts." Then I open a book and give it to them and say, "Read the first page and tell me what you think. Here is a rare opportunity for you to tell me that I suck and hit me on the head."
The person usually reads for 5 minutes and hands me the money.
I'll write a blog post later today, I think, on selling books. What are your evil methods, if you have any?