One way to boost your foreign book sales is to do a book tour. I have been to China twice, and will return there this year. My publisher makes all the arrangements.
Don’t be surprised if your foreign tours are “different” than your domestic tours. My publisher left it to the last minute to tell me my schedule the first time I went to China. As I was traveling to the airport, my wife called me on my cell phone and said, “Did you know you are scheduled for two, six-hour presentations the first two days you are in China?” There I was, about an hour from the airport in New Jersey, and I just found out I was speaking for six hours – twice! (This was just the first two days of the tour!)
My second trip, to Hong Kong was much better. It was better organized, and I knew what to expect. In my next post, I am going to tell you about two things that happened in Hong Kong. One of them involved a mob of fans, (yes, you might find yourself with “rock star” status) and the other was a great way to add extra cash.