A local bookstore is hosting a local author book fair next month for local authors to display & sell their books. I've never attended one of these events, and I'm trying to decide if I should go or not. I was told by another local author to bring about 10 to 15 copies of each book title that I have for sale and bring a small table/pen for signing. It sounds like fun to meet fellow authors and potential readers, but I'm honestly not sure its worth the effort to set up for 4 hours if I can only expect to sell about ten copies. If there are no big name authors coming to this event, I'm not sure if it will be well-attended or not. Also, I think its an outdoor event, so obviously the weather (rain) could make or break the event.
What are your thoughts on these types of events? Are they worth going? What do you recommend bringing besides a stack of books and a nice signing pen?