After sending my previous note, I thought of some more questions
regarding the booth at LWE.
Does LWE allow sales of books, CDs, etc at booths? If they do, I
suggest that you get some OOo-related books to sell. Books were
quite popular at both DLS last year and SCALE this year. We
didn't sell a lot, but the income can cover the cost of some
other items, like printing brochures and a banner. And of course
books are good publicity for OOo.
As I'm sure you know, most commercial publishers will send 5-10
copies of books at no charge for display and distribution at
trade show booths, and there are several user-level books
available for v2.0 as well as Andrew Pitonyak's _OOo Macros
Explained_ (which can be popular at events that developers attend
-- we sold 5 copies of it at DLS within a few hours).
Alas, Friends of OpenDocument Inc cannot offer free copies of the
two OOoAuthors books, but we can supply copies at the wholesale
price. We sold 10 copies of _Getting Started with OOo 2.0_ and 6
of _OOo 2.0 Writer Guide_ at SCALE, and could have sold several
more if we'd had them.