Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Doing the Happy Dance!
This is one of those happy days. You invite the whole family to watch you unpack the books. Then the cat turns up and investigates to see if this box is a good place to sleep.
You slave over a book for X years, do the structural edits, line edits, copy edits and finally ... drum roll ... your publisher sends you copies of your printed book!
You pick up your book, (smell it - don't you love that new book smell?) and then you suffer every writer's dilemma. What if no one buys it?
So, here I am, asking your advice.
I'd like to do a blog tour. (I have time to plan this, as the books isn't released until July 15th). Can you recommend any blogs I could approach? I'll offer to do a give-away of the book. I'll research the Australian blogs, but I'm at a bit of a loss for the US blogs and the UK blogs.
The other thing is this. My friend Richard Harland is on a US and UK tour. Sounds like he is having a wonderful time. Marianne de Pierres and I were thinking what if we could get a grant to travel to the US?
Which would be the best Conventions or events to attend? We've looked at the Romantic Times Convention. Now there is a lot of people who love reading. And then there's Dragon Con. What is the best way to connect with readers?
All advice welcome!