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Title: Post-convention sales
Post by: Matt Wilson on August 19, 2006, 02:29:50 AM
I sold a moderate number of books at Gen Con. I didn't make money, after factoring my share of the booth, hotel, gas money, food, etc.

But here's the thing: I've made crazy sales in the last week.

In 2004 and 2005 I wasn't able to sell right away after returning, so I don't know if this is a common occurrence or something freakish.

Does anyone else have this experience? I mean with games that have been available for a while.


Title: Re: Post-convention sales
Post by: Justin D. Jacobson on August 19, 2006, 05:07:25 AM
Yes, the post-GC sales bump is pretty common. Many people use GC to browse and then buy through their normal channels when they get home.


Title: Re: Post-convention sales
Post by: John Harper on August 19, 2006, 05:32:17 PM
Yep, it happened to me, too. Also, several people have told me that they want to wait and buy the book through IPR, so I expect another bump in sales when the books show up over there.


Title: Re: Post-convention sales
Post by: Jonathan Walton on August 22, 2006, 05:44:43 PM
I've probably sold 6-7 books since GenCon.  Since Push just came out, though, I'm unsure if this is special or normal.


Title: Re: Post-convention sales
Post by: Blankshield on August 22, 2006, 05:46:47 PM
I've had several sales since, mostly from Europe.  This matches my experience last year, and I suspect (the geographical aspect) may be relatively unique to Death's Door.  Barring convention sales, most of my sales are overseas.

James