A couple weeks ago I tried a sales/marketing experiment using my sign-making and sidewalk-wise communication skills. I stood out near our local Ingles with the above sign. In sum, in two hours I gave out five of my short story books and collected $35 in cash and about $15 worth of edible food. Not terribly profitable, but I’d like to try it downtown Asheville. I plan to add “I am NOT homeless.” to the sign because a couple people, including a middle school age boy, offered me zip lock bags containing personal hygine supplies, like wipes, a comb, toothbrush etc. That was embarrassing. I told them, “Thank you for your kindness, but I'm not homeless and I’m not poor. I’m trying a creative approach to selling my books.” It's literary busking.