Since I’ve sold Private Property to Samhain, I’ve been introduced to a whole new side of publishing. The promotion side.
I’ve been haunting other people’s blogs to see what they do (Thanks Shelley Munro for a great post on promotion the other day, along with Marcia James’ blog a while back). I’ve been reading other authors’ newsletters to see what they include and how often they send them. I’ve been joining review sites – Coffee Time Romance and Romance Studio, Manic Readers, etc. Yesterday I waded even further into the deep end of the pool and created my own Leah Braemel Yahoo group as a method of distributing a newsletter, posting excerpts, etc.
(By the way, how you feel about Yahoo groups – do you prefer where only the owner/moderator posts? Or do you like to post to them? Or do you delete a lot of group digests unread because there is just ‘too much’ coming through in a day?)
Talk about a whole new ballgame once you’re published. So much to do. So much to think about. So little time!