Wow! The time spent at Book Expo was unbelievably rewarding. I met a ton of interesting people, all book lovers like myself who really made the whole experience worthwhile. Our little booth attracted alot of attention and I couldn't have been any happier with the outcome.
From pure book lovers to book store owners to members of the large publishing houses, the time at Book Expo really opened my eyes to the business aspect of the writing world. The people were polite, well spoken and themselves came from such varied backgrounds that inevitably each encounter was different in its own right. Special mention to Peter Halasz from the Sunburst Awards for taking the time to drop in and chat with me. What a treat it was to debate fantasy authors and the pleasure was all mine!
Since that weekend, I am proud to be able to update the listing on where both Aeldenwood and H'rothgarr can now be found. I will do my best to attach some pictures as well.
Leeds County Books, 71 King Street West, Brockville.
Bakka-Phoenix, 697 Queen Street West in Toronto.
The Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street in Kingston.
McNally Robinson in Winnipeg.
McNally Robinson in Calgary.
McNally Robinson in Saskatoon.
Lieshman's, Westgate Shopping Centre, Ottawa.
Again, anyone not living in those direct areas has onll to fire off an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be more than willing to help you out. As of now Leeds County Books has shipped orders out to England, the Netherlands and Texas among others.
With a few more bookstores in the works already, the orders are starting to come in and it is hard to fight the excitement at picturing the Drayenmark Saga up on as many shelves as possible!