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My Bitcoin pundit career is going great guns! I got to go on BBC Newsnight and call cryptocurrency garbage. Don't ever buy into cryptos, btw, they're a car crash. Trust me, I'm an expert.

Soooo I just got a note inviting me to speak at a seminar, about why blokechain is pants, to a small number of people who have money. I'm gonna charge for my time of course, but I can sell books there. Which means physical paperbacks I bring in a box.

Now, one of the great things about this self-publishing racket in TYOOL 2017 is 0 capital expenditure. Has anyone here done this, or anything like it? Was it worth it? Did you end up with a box of books under your bed forever?

The books are $3.03 each to print, but all author copies come from America (because Createspace is dumb), at some ruinous shipping rate to the UK. Assuming Kindle and CreateSpace pay promptly I'll have a pile of money on September 30, but I sorta don't right now.

Does anyone have suggestions as to how to approach this? Doing a talk with a box of nonfiction books - good idea, bad idea, no idea?

(I'll no doubt do a pile of flyers for people who haven't got cash on them right there. Who carries cash in the UK these days? Less people than you might think.)

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Date: 2017-09-18 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
I think you almost certainly have to bring at least some copies of the book with you. Mind you, I'm saying that based on, er, having bought books at similar sorts of things. Often there is a steep discount offered for buying the book there and then rather than through the usual channels.

How many people are expected at this seminar?

If international shipping and customs are likely to be a problem, can you order the books from Lulu instead? My Lulu things seem to be shipped from, er, Italy. Lulu are annoying and their prices don't show VAT and their shipping charges are ridiculous and they will send you annoying e-mails for ever, but they do sometimes have free shipping deals or whatnot.

Best assume Kindle will take ages to pay.

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Date: 2017-09-19 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt

You could do worse than ordering a box of them through Amazon at retail.

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