Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Arg, Which Way Do I Go?
Lately my personal life has been a push pull "who deserves my attention most" competition. I'll tell you all more about that this upcoming Monday as right now I don't want to get into my family drama. Adding to that stress was INTIMATE HEALING, my new finally released novella from Sapphire Blue Publishing.
As the release of the book has been changed more then a baby's diaper, I didn't do much pre-release promo planning. I didn't want to set up guest posts at other blogs and buy cover slots at review sites when the book may not come out when it was set to. I did that once already with this book and then had to cancel everything.
Now the released is guaranteed as the book is OUT! Finally, I don't have to worry about that. But, as the book's release is no longer playing musical chairs and is now sitting by that imaginary store front window waiting to be bought, I have to worry about the promotions a bit late. I've contacted only one author asking for a guest spot, and even that was weeks ago so no date has been set. I only bought one cover slot for my book (at a reduced price because I'm cheap).
The stress of the release fell off me while the stress of promotions is now a new thing to worry about in my life.
So, dear readers and fellow authors. What kind of promo has worked for you?