When I say selling, that's rather a generous term. The market was very quiet today and I didn't sell many. But that doesn't matter. In the past few weeks I've come to regard ebooks as a source of income and print books as a luxury optional extra for fun.
However, what's really good about having a bookstall at a market is I get to chat to readers. People choose to come to my table because they see the books. They may well not be people who would go to a specific book event such as a reading. And I get to chat to them about what's happening in publishing, about how they can read book extracts online, and about how electronic downloads are becoming popular in US and are likely to do so here.
I see it as a bit of a PR mission but I do it because it's fun.