June is Promotion MonthSince my books came out in March and April, I've been slogging through a strange new world called promotion.
This is a world I prefer not to visit. If you're like me, you're raised not to toot your own horn, but in publishing, especially if you're e-published like me, there's no one else to toot for you. If you don't toot, no one will know you're there.
I've tried online ads, joined online communities, made postcards through Vista Print (mostly because I like seeing my covers everywhere.) My school district public relations guy found out and I've been written up in the local paper AND appeared on the local news (I could so do a "How NOT to Prepare for a TV Interview" post there.) I've lost days of writing time, struggled for balance, and still don't know what was effective and what wasn't.
We have several knowledgeable Noodlers this month, as well as a number of guest bloggers who will lead us into this strange new world and hopefully help us feel comfortable there!
And to top it off, one lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate from Amazon!
Coming up this week:
Monday: well, this post ;)
Tuesday: Colleen Gleason will blog on having a successful blog.
Wednesday: Esri Rose will blog about advertising your local book.
Thursday: Trish Milburn will blog about creating public relations in the time between the sale of the book and the release.
Friday will be question and answer day.
I hope we all learn a lot!