Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PERILS OF PROMO & POSTINGS

(Don't forget - If you comment on my any of my blog posts this week, you'll have a chance to win a book!)
 
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
How far would you go to get the word out?
A. Not beyond my door.
B. Paste a note on my car window.
C. Scream it at the top of your lungs at 2:30 in the morning.
D. Run naked with a sign held above your head that says: "Hey! Look at me!"

Thursday, March 23rd
I did a bunch of promo stuff today. When I've done this in the past, I didn't have any money, so it was fairly simple; you continuously bother everyone you know telling them to buy your book, let you blog on their website, or post PROMO: announcements on every Yahoo Group, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc., etc., etc., you can get your hands on. This year I have a little money to spend and OMG (INFINITY) its like all those things magnified a hundred times. You have to contact the sites, find out about pricing, pick from a wonderful plethora of posting choices, get your book edited so you can turn it in early to get a review, get the book cover from you publisher, answer interview questions, write up about a thousand articles about yourself, and many, many much more disturbing things... and all of it has to be done in advance. Kind of hard when you're still working on the book! Anyway... that's what I've been doing today. You guys are going to be soooo sick of me by the end of the year!

Tomorrow is writing day... oh, and lunch with a wonderful author (I'm not worthy) Kristina McMorris, who has been an amazing mentor to me... Ta! :o)

Minnette Meador
World Weaver...
www.minnettemeador.com