If what I heard is true from the attendees, those of us who are older are turning to e-readers at a very fast pace. We love our paper books, but we are downsizing for retirement or we have too many books and no where to put them. Another fascinating thing I learned is that moms of preteen girls buy cozies for their daughters. The lack of on-the-page sex, blood, profanity and gore appeals to both the moms and their daughters. This is a market I didn't know existed. Moms and daughters share their cozies--I even had a mother/daughter pair come and pick out books together, ones they would swap. And they love recipes and crafts and the adventures that our characters take them on. That was so refreshing to hear!
singing, not signing. Now that would have been funny ... and a great disappointment to many.
How about you? What great fall festivals and shows and trips have you been to? Or are going to? Or even WISH you were attending?