Marketing Tip: Autograph Your Book


Civil War author Bob O’Connor has a secret to boost book sales. He signs every copy. He says signed books sell better than unsigned ones.

O’Connor, who has seven books published, writes for a niche market. His sales often come from  vendors tied to historical tourism, such as Andersonville prison in South Carolina.

The author has two books about  African-American prisoners confined at Andersonville. His collection of names and biographical information assists black Americans searching their family history of that era.

Harpers Ferry, WV and the surrounding region is another area of concentration for O’Connor. He writes about characters connected with Civil War activities that occurred there. Many tourist outlets connected to battle sites carry O’Connor’s books. He is also a regular vendor at Civil War re-enactment encampments in WV, MD, PA and VA.

You may contact the author through his website at http://www.boboconnorbooks.com/index.htm .

 

2 responses »

  1. Bob — I went to college with you! I’m Amy Benevento. I have emailed our teacher, Max Zimmer, quite a few emails back and forth. Remember Pam? Remember me?

    I am a published author too. I wrote Jackel Island.

    • Oops. Your message came to me instead of Bob. Revisiting Marketing Tip: Autograph Your Book on my blog and hunt for his link. I’m sure he’ll love hearing from you!

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