Monday, May 12, 2008

Promotions, Promotions...

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. "~E.M. Gray

So it's about 2 weeks until my official print release dates for One Night in Boston and Lost in Paradise. What am I doing this week for promo? Here's the unofficial list...

1. Sending handwritten notes with book info and a SAS postcard (in the hopes they want more info) to independent bookstores in and around Boston, Rhode Island, and southern New Hampshire (this was a suggestion from a couple of different authors I've spoken to in the last 6 months). Of course I didn't get around to buying my Forever stamps last week, so I'm paying the extra penny per envelope starting today...

2. Contacting libraries & book clubs listed on www.booktour.com about possible author visits this summer.

3. Going through www.meetup.com and making a list of any relevant groups that might be interested in a visit from moi.

4. Following up with the woman who's making me some banners to post on a couple of different websites. (I'm excited about this one ~ I don't have any banners right now and am clueless about how to make them myself!)

5. Drafting the next two chapters of One Night in Napa so that I can actually continue to have manuscripts to query (and yes, Summer's Song is still in the wings, waiting patiently for me to revise her once and for all and then send out agent/editor letters. That's on the calendar for June...).

Oh, and don't forget about my contest...every time you post a comment here during the month of May, you're entered into the drawing to win an autographed copy of one of my books!

7 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

This is a great quote, I really like it. Writing this one down...

So glad your signing went well. Good for you! :)

Marianne Arkins said...

Let me know if you need any help here in Southern NH. I could probably get you a signing at my library...

Devon Gray said...

Sounds like you will be busy this summer! I'm taking notes...

bunnygirl said...

How about Simsbury, CT? My aunt runs the public library there.

And as an aside, I'm both impressed and intimidated by all that you do. Anyone can be a part-time writer, but being a published author sounds like a full-time job!

windycindy said...

Happy Monday! Sounds like a busy week for you. Don't forget us here in Southern Illinois. We have a Borders and a wonderful small business book store. Best wishes.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dru said...

Again you amaze me with your marketing and promotional efforts.

Have a good Monday.

Virginia said...

I always love your quotes. Sounds like your are one busy little lady. I am looking forward to reading one of your books. I wish you the best of luck in your books.