The idea was very straightforward:
Buy some stock, get a small display unit/table, bring the laptop. Use a few posters. print some flyers.
Find a comfortable slot in the town centre. Chat to the public. Sign and sell some books.
Busking, but with books.
The local council said: ‘Sorry, we only have six street trader licenses to give out and they’re all allocated.’
The Oracle Shopping Mall said: ‘Sure, but you have to use one of our display units. We only rent them for a week and the rental price is £1000’.
I’m working on a solution because these licensing and rental restrictions/impositions are crazy. Free enterprise? Where?
Anyone else thought of/had issues with doing this? Let’s talk!