Well the final edit is finally done, over and out, finito, out the damn door, here’s your hat – what’s your hurry? If anybody ever tells you that they love the process of rewriting, they’re lying. They’re like one of those people who says that they love to diet, adore clearing, one of their fave things in the world is getting up at 5 am in the morning to work out. As I said earlier, they’re lying.
So my work is done and now it’s
Miller Time. Nope, it’s time to officially begin promoting Night Town and you know what?
I’m looking forward to it.
I’m NOT lying!
Ask me in a month or so when nobody is getting back to me and my self esteem is that of a a teenage girl who’s asked 5 boys to the Sadie Hawkins Dance and they’ve all said no. I might not want to do it anymore then, but if I don’t promote Night Town, nobody else will. And if you notice the postings getting shorter and fewer, please call me out on it.
As I said at the beginning of writing my blog, this is the new publishing frontier. No longer do authors sit in their cloistered study, slip a completed manuscript out the door, and ignore their readers.
This is the world where writers get out there and meet their public to talk about their work, the process of writing and listen to readers’ feedback.
One of my initial plans is to get a firm pub date (publishing date) from Greg Ioannou at Iguana Books and then set up a large selection of readings at book stores, book clubs and begin a blog tour organized by Iguana’s publicist and all around publishing whiz Emily Niedoba. Do you remember her from before? The gentle shark who everyone listens to? Emily (bless her heart) is handling the blog tour details.
I’ll begin close to home, so that means Toronto and south central Ontario farmland, and later I’m planning on Vancouver, Halifax, Hamilton, LA, New York etc. Anywhere I can organize readings at stores, book clubs and schools. And anywhere I can find a bed and a cheap car rental.
I’m going to take Night Town on the road and I might even bring my dog. I’m doing the whole thing old skool in a sense, only I’ll be selling eBooks and drag along a few boxes of printed ones as well.
So that’s one plan of attack. There are many others that you will hear about, but right now I’m really pleased to have the book out of my hands and into those of Alexa Caruso one of Iguana’s copy editors.
It’s exciting to begin working with Greg and his team to see what kind of a kick ass publicity strategy we can dream up, to build a lot of excitement about the launch of Night Town.
You stay warm, cuz me I’m cold.
I wonder what I’ll look like after the sales trip?