Friday, October 02, 2009

Four Days and, Oh, You Know the Rest...

Quick post today because I've been running around like a crazy girl all day. Nothing really major, just getting all my ducks in a row for next week. I did stop by the Barnes & Noble in Alpharetta, and they have a poster up for the book singing next week, so that was exciting.

I actually have some tips this time, and not just a rundown of the day.

My husband and I have been looking at marketing materials and giveaways and whatnot, and it's easy to get swept up in it all and spend money that wont actually help your book sales. (Yes, I know it's hard to know if any of this stuff actually does help, but it's fun.) Luckily, my husband is a sharp cookie and he's been good at looking at this from a cost vs benefit perspective. My tendency to go "Ooo won't people love that?" is balancing against his cold hard facts and irritatingly logical mind. We've come up with some fun ideas, and will probably test a few to see how they go.

In a month or two, I'll do a big rundown on what I did to prepare PR and marketingwise for the book launch as a guest blog over at Tall Tales and Short Stories (still love that title) I'm sure at some point I'll re-post here as well, with some new info as I learn more things. I know when I was trying to figure all this out I checked everywhere I could, and so much of it conflicts that it's hard to know what to do. Like some say bookmarks are great, others say don't waste the money they wind up in the trash.

And on that guest blog note...

I've had so much fun doing guest blogs for other folks (you'll start seeing them next week) I thought it would be fun to invite you guys to blog here. October is going to be a hectic month for me, so now's a perfect time to share the love. If you have some ideas or would like to guest blog, drop me a note.

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