Every year I try to expand my business somehow. This year I have more books and more exposure than ever before, although my sales don't necessarily reflect that the way I would like.
I took a gamble earlier this year and spent a lot of money on an order of non-returnable sidelines including notecards, journals and calendars featuring classic children's books. They're very cute and I kept my order somewhat conservative so that I wouldn't have much left over at the end of the year.
The notecards I'm not worried about because I have no time limit in which they need to be sold. The calendars however are worrisome. I know it's only October, but so far I've sold exactly 2.
My mom just started working part-time at a small vintage-themed shop though, so I'm hoping the owner will let me set up a selection there.