BS & Donkey Dust #15

Trade Show Part II


Colorado Springs, CO

Where the prairie ends and the west begins


Hello the blogiverse and all you internet surfers out there in the electronic haze . . .

We’re ba-a-a-a-ack, with part two of the fall 2012 Mountains and Plains Bookseller’s Association Trade Show . . . so there we were, over in the author’s corner with four other hopefuls, right in front of the loading doors (a hint, perhaps?  Hmmm, read on to find out more . . .) signing and giving away books while June, Don and Lora were passing out business cards like free jousting tickets at the Renaissance Fair.

Meanwhile the booksellers and their associates, who had their own white ID badges (so the snotty bastards with the big publishers could see ‘em coming, I suppose), were passing by with  a slow measured cadence that made them look like penitents doing the stations of the cross.  Maybe they were blown away by the size, shape and colors of all those many, many books of every description, covering so many subjects, in so many disciplines in every style known to woman or mankind that they were simply knocked out with awe and wonder at the proliferation of them.  Or maybe they were just ‘bookdrunk’ with the immensity of it all.  I know I was.

So, we smiled, made eye contact, talked to everyone we could, signed and gave away books, business cards, press releases and all our reasons why . . . they should have our books for sale in their stores.  It was exciting . . . it was interesting . . . it was exhausting.  I hope it was worth it.

We’ll keep you posted.


For a complete rundown on the Trade Show, click on