Okay, so I went to Createspace and uploaded my book. You have to charge more than ten dollars to be available to bookstores and libraries, but I can buy copies cheap. My friend and I have started brainstorming on where I can sell some books. Now that they are going to be in print, I can buy a huge box of them and sell at whatefver price I choose (provided I make enough to pay for the books plus shipping).
1. Free copies: I can donate a few, spread them around, and hope that other people take notice.
2. Taking Orders: My friend suggested that I could have certain people take orders at work and at school as if they are selling band candy or magazines. They can collect the money and I can order the books.
3. Bookstores: She also thinks I can go to a few smaller bookstores in the area and offer to bring in customers for a book signing.
4. ??? This is where your idea can go. What do you think?