Events across DC Metro area catapult Interlude to sales lead
aois21 Creative Michael B. Judkins spent a weekend mid-month in DC and his sales showed for it. Across three events in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, Judkins' poetry book Interlude to Sentimental Me! garnered enough sales to take the prize for the month of May.
He started with the Poetry Open Mic at Walls of Books in DC on Friday, May 19th. The next day, he came out to the Gaithersburg Book Festival and spent the day in writers workshops and meeting other authors and readers alike. On Sunday, May 21st, he read his poetry in a joint reading at Duende District pop-up bookstore at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
All in all it was a successful trip. Check out the aois21 Instagram feed for pictures from Gaithersburg. The video from the poetry reading at Duende District was live streamed on Periscope and then shared to the aois21 YouTube channel andvideo.aois21.com.
This weekend we'll be at Virginia Comicon on the George Mason University campus. aois21 Creative James D. King will join us on Saturday to promote the HIVE series. We will also be interviewing cosplayers for aois21 live and getting sound bytes for the Publish Me! podcast as we ask, "What was your first fantasy/sci-fi experience?"
This month we decided to spotlight a title that frequently appears in our sales results, but since it is free, has never measured as a bestseller. 48 Game Misconduct, the sports memoir by aois21 Publisher Keith F. Shovlin, had stronger than usual sales for the month of May, possibly aided by the NHL Playoffs. The free eBook, culled from the blog of the same name, is the most popular title by aois21's founder and publisher and is a great way to get introduced to Keith's writing and insightful research.
Join us at Comicon this weekend, or visit the aois21 market today to pick up these or any of the other great aois21 titles!