Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ins and Outs of Promoting Seldom Traveled by Marilyn Meredith

This is the last day of my blog tour and I'm at B.K. Stevens blog:

For the most part, the tour has gone well. There have been a couple of glitches--I never get as many comments when they have to be moderated--people like instant gratification. And since I collect the names for a contest, I want to see the comments right away too. There is so much work to a tour that the more I can do right away, the better.

One host didn't put the post up until the afternoon of the day I appeared--that fouls up my schedule too because I like to do the promoting first things in the morning before things get crazy around here.

And of course, there was one who didn't put it up on the day we agreed on--that seems to happen at least once on a tour.

Of course that's  not all I've been doing for this book. I've sent out review copies--I'd love to see more reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I've busily set up places to go and sell books--gave a talk about creating memorable characters for a writers group, will be headed to the mountain community of Oakhurst to participate this Saturday at an author and book festival and giving a talk about keeping series characters fresh, And on Thursday, September 20, heading over to the coast to participate in a book fair from 3 to 8 at the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo.

I'm also working on a Kindle book give-away for an earlier book in the Tempe series--more about that later. The book will fit the Hallowe'en season.

It's a good thing I'm an early-riser because that's when I get most of my work done.

Yes, I've had a tad bit of Bouchercon envy--but it's truly a good thing I didn't go.

And I've even managed to squeeze in a bit of writing now and then.

Tell me what you've been up to.



Linda Thorne said...

I'm sure you are glad you went to so many Bouchercon's in the past. This was my first. Although I loved it, I was worn out when I returned. I'm sure you would've been too with your tour still on and writing your next book.

I'll stop by B.K.'s site too and see you there.

Mitzi said...

Well, Marilyn...I'm actually trying to figure out how to promote an upcoming book, a paranormal mystery, Reading blogs like this one helps. And I have Bouchercon envy and Thrillerfest envy each year.


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

Linda, Bouchercon look like so much fun, but I've given up flying so it wasn't even a maybe for me.

And Mitzi, there are so many things to do to promote a book--but going to big conventions like Bouchercon and Thrillerfest is not one of them. They are too big. However, they are fun, and when doing one of those biggies, making friends with readers should be your goal.

Morgan Mandel said...

I admire your steadfastness in doing the blog book tour. It takes a lot of work.