“I’m interesting” and the Art Show

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I will be showing my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” at the annual Employees art show where I work. Each year Artist’s display their work and hundreds of their coworkers can take a peek throughout the day. On October 21st, I will be showing my book, but they told me that I cannot sell it. Good enough, I thought, because I could tell them where to buy it. Then I had a thought to go to the little store in the Lobby and ask if they would be interested in carrying it so I could drive people who wanted to buy it to the Lobby Store. I explained this plan to the Chinese man running the store, and he said in so many words that he wanted in. Actually, he said “I’m interesting.” What he meant was that he was interested. I built a book display out of a Tic Tac display I found at Aldi’s, and it really came out nice. I brought my own books in instead of waiting for his books to come in. I arranged his invoice for 20 books and brought in half of them for his display to get him started, and would bring in 10 more when his order comes through. I went down to the store last week and asked if he ordered the books yet, and he told me that he didn’t. I told him that he must do so in order to get the books before the art show on October 21st. I think he just wants to sell my books and get a cut of that. I do have alternatives, he is hard to communicate with, and it’s just another chapter in my marketing effort. Time will tell how this deal goes down.

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