Sunday, August 19, 2012

Marketing

The closer I get to the publish date, the more I've started researching marketing, and promoting my story. Granted I did do some research in the beginning and over the years, but I always felt like all that self promotion was wrong. I don't want to email people and bug them. I'd rather readers discover my work, but I have to put it out there in order for them to find it. So where's the balance?


I'm slowly telling people about it on goodreads, but I still feel sleazy. Not that I think others who promote themselves are. I read their comments and read the description for their books. I just can't talk about my book without feeling sleazy. I envy those writers who are confident enough to ask others to read it. I'm going to have to get over my fear and aversion. So I'll go back out into the web and dig through articles and author advice, and hope that somewhere along the way I'll figure it out.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back down to Earth.....

When I wrote the post about needing an editor, I had NO idea how much getting an editor would cost. Most of the legitimate places online, like Createspace, charge pennies per page. It doesn't seem so bad at first. 0.022 doesn't seem like much. Once you multiply it by your page count things get a little ugly. That's not even taking into consideration that there are a few different levels of editing available.

Here's the math:

119,431 X 0.022 = $ 2,627.48

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't have 2700 dollars lying around. I wish I did, because I would put it towards lots of things like more new school clothes for the brats, and a spa day just for me........sigh, unfortunately 2700 bucks will take some raising. So that release date in October might only have some advice from readers, and reviewers. I hope my drive and dedication can make it as good as possible, without that expensive legitimate editor. In the mean time I'll keep fixing what I find, and start saving.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Wild Hunt (book trailer)

After almost four years of work, countless hours writing, editing, and re-writing and editing. My book is almost finished. It's as close as I can get it without feedback. So to mark this occassion I have decided to start promoting and get ready for giveaways, ARC's, etc.

This is the book trailer, it isn't perfect (hello writer, not grapic designer or marketing exec.) so here goes nothing. Hope you like it!


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