Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gearing Up Promotion for New Book

Yes, I'm starting early. I don't even have a cover yet to display. And the book won't be out until March.

Come to think about it, maybe it's not early enough.

So what am I doing?

Crazy as I am, I'm doing another blog tour. This one is a month long and will be in April. I want to make sure that books are actually available for purchase when I'm out and about talking about it. Of course for a blog tour out and about means telling everyone about the blog I'm visiting each and every day.

I do have all the the blogs I'm visiting set up. Believe me, that's a chore in itself. I've included a few I've never done before.

And as incentive to entice people to follow along, I'm again awarding the opportunity for the person who leaves a comment on the most blogs to have his or her name used for a character in the next book.

At this point, I'm a little over halfway writing the posts for the blogs. It's a good thing I like to write because it is a lot of work to come up with something different for each post. It's helpful when the host tells you what they want to write--but most don't.

So what is this book I'm planning the promotion for? It's the next in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series called, Murder in the Worst Degree. One of the pivotal characters in the plot is the person who won last year's contest, Evelyn Cullett--another mystery writer.

As for in-person promotion, I haven't planned much so far. Our only bookstore is closing next month, so an appearance there is out. I am signed up for Left Coast Crime--and I know I'll hand out cards to anyone who'll take one, but whether or not I'll be on a panel at this point, I don't know.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to lately. And having fun with my great grands.

(My sons grandkids (cousins). They live close by so I get to see them often.)

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Morgan Mandel said...

You are amazing, Marilyn! And, you're reminding me I must get to work on my books!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

H'mm, I wrote a comment and it disappeared--had a typo, but now it's fixed. (At least the one I caught.)

Lorna Collins - said...

Always happy to have you visit--both the blog and in person. See you at LCC in March!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Lorna, I'm looking forward to seeing you too.