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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie
Genre – Inspirational, Self Help
Page Count – 128 pages
This guide is full of proverbial spells, daily conjurings, and mystical insights designed to help those in search of a little more magic in their day to day life, no complicated spells, expensive accessories, or experience required.
That’s the thing about everyday magic: it’s always within reach, within the self, and in the world. Only not in the way readers might normally think. It’s a less mumbling ‘double double toil and trouble’ over a cauldron and a more cooking a delicious soup in a beloved cast iron pot. It’s simple. It’s mundane. It’s magic!
This book offers grounded mystical practices, including how to turn routines into healing rituals, to teach readers how to connect to themselves, the Universe, and the magic of everyday life. Journey into the realm of pleasure magic, radical self-care, synchronicity, and the profound joy of living a life beyond the expected with this alternative guide to daily mystic practices.
After all, true magic is in the everyday.

~ AMAZON ~

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     Dr. Maria DeBlassie is a native New Mexican mestiza and award-winning writer and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. She writes about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and all things witchy. When she is not practicing brujeria, she’s teaching classes about bodice rippers, modern mystics, and things that go bump in the night. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Ashley McMillon

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was surprised in a great way while reading this book. The author does her very best and succeeds at keeping you entertained! I felt very intrigued by every step and care for detail and now feel more knowledgeable and prepared to write and present a book! Not only did the author prepare you to present a book at various Cons, she helped you learn how to properly market yourself, your book, your table, and all with example photos as well. Every step of the way, a do and a don’t is given. I feel as if this is helpful in every area, whether you need to get your book sold, or if you need to get ready for the next job interview. There are many hidden skills that help you to know how to make your product stand out in a crowd! I was excited to read about each level of con, and where you will take too many chances, and when it is worth the money. Great tips. Very well written and entertained me all the way through! Quick yet informative read.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Alexandria Richard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A nonfiction/self-help/business book with spunk and fun. Who woulda thunk it?

I’m simply in love with this book. The author approaches what can be a daunting topic or idea with truth, insight, tips, and levity. This book isn’t just good for tips for selling your item(s), ideas, trade, etc., at Conventions, but can easily be applicable to everyday life aspects.

Some things are common sense, but it’s nice to have the reminder of things when making that checklist or practicing your sales pitch. Here, she also explains how sometimes not quite meeting a goal can be a good thing and better for you in the long run (gasp!).

I also enjoy how the author broke down each aspect that she was talking about and took you step by step through things, starting at the beginning: create your thing, then look into how to sell your thing (here, at Cons!).

I loved the way the author wrote and the way things flowed. This may be a nonfiction slash self-help slash business based book, but it has me interested in her fictional work(s), which I will be seeking out to add to my TBR (to be read) list.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie- Review by Lauren West

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I did not know what to expect with this book, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Comicon is foreign to me having never been (always wanted to go), but after reading her book I was ready to pack up and go. The information she gave was fun, insightful, and given in a way that I did not feel overwhelmed. All the facts and advice given felt practical and something that a beginner starting at Comicon would use to be successful. I loved the pictures and side stories she shared, and especially enjoyed the ways she gave to sell yourself. This book genre is one I have not explored before, but I would definitely pick up again, and I plan to also make sure I check out one of her books!

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Alison Risher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The cover grabbed my attention. As my first non-fiction read of 2022, I can say that this book is captivating, as well as informing. The author gives witty tongue-in-cheek advice to her audience. I learned about selling to cons (which are conventions, typically sci-fi or fantasy conventions), and how to set up a vendor booth. This is information which can actually be applied to anything you sell, or even display. I find myself re-thinking some of my classroom displays now.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Sarah Vanscoy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons” written by Megan Mackie is a very informative book with excellent delivery. I learned so much reading this guide! I had no idea there were so many different types of cons, nor that so many authors sell at them. The author gives many tools designed to assist with selling at cons, and provides examples of what has personally worked or not worked for her. This book is a fantastic guide!

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Ashley Hasting

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Con Quest was a great beginners guide on how to sell at cons. While the book focuses on selling books the principles mentioned in this book would work for any item you’re selling at a con. The book also mentions the networking involved that happens before, during, and after cons. If I ever decide to open a venture that would have me running a booth and making sales at a con you can bet that this book will be tagging along to help me with its tips and tricks on the trade. For instance she mentions the benefits of your booth neighbors and even some of the benefits of being friendly to security and staff.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is chock full of information for authors on how to sell at geek and nerd cons. The author shares her wisdom on everything she knows about how to sell your book successfully. Her knowledge stems from years of experience selling at cons and she includes personal stories of learning experiences from selling her books over the years. It includes tips on how to set up your table, how much inventory to bring, and how to pitch your book to potential buyers. It even includes pictures!

I loved how this book was laid out and found it very easy to read. It was informative and packed full of information. The author clearly knows her stuff and has gained her knowledge from her own personal experience. I highly recommend this book to anybody who is considering selling their books at geek and nerd cons.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Nicole Elizabeth

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was super informative and helpful. As a hopeful and blossoming writer, I hope to some day be able to promote my works and have been looking for ways to do so. This book was well written, informative and funny. You can tell she has real-life experience and every bit of this title was helpful. I’ve never actually read any of her books, but now I certainly want to! I’d give this book a solid 5/5.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons,” by Megan Mackie is a very useful book which gives a lot of detailed information on how to successfully market and promote self-published works. I picked this book as I do intend to self publish my books and I was looking for guidance. I know of many first time authors who struggle to promote their books and end up paying tons of money to the retailers to place them in the stores. The checklist is very useful for the promotional events. Though she does center the book around a particular genre, I think the strategies could be applied across genres to market your book. Very useful book. Definitely recommended.

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