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Exopod: The flat-pack display stand for books

As an author, I frequently go to book fairs, signings, and other sales events, and I’ve never been able to find a decent display stand for showcasing my books. Most of the commercial versions I’ve seen are either too big, too clumsy, or too complicated. What I want is something that is strong enough to hold up a large book or several smaller ones, packs flat so that I can fill my boxes with books rather than hardware, and is easy to assemble. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt if they brought a bit of style to my display table.

How to sell 50 copies of your printed book in one week. Repeatably.

If you’re a best-selling author, then 50 copies is chino-change. But if you’re one of the thousands of emerging authors all trying to establish a foothold, 50 books a year can seem like a pipe dream, even if you count ebooks. So 50 printed books? In one week? That’s monumental. Unthinkable. Well I’ve stumbled on a way to do exactly that. Repeatably. Reliably. It won’t make you rich, but this practice can single-handedly jump start your career and help you find those first few dozen true fans. And best of all, you’ll be giving back to the community while you do it. So what in the world am I talking about?

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