More Book Minutia

Just to follow up from yesterday, I had my trusted book publicity person look at the back cover copy, the press release, and the author Q&A. She was bowled over by how great the cover copy was. I told her it was because I had help refining it from y’all.

Anyway, so that’s all cleaned up and in a simple but nice Word format.

So, things that are under my control are under control. My next step will be making up my media list. I’ll be trying to conserve as many review copies as possible, since I have to pay for them, but I have a few big fish I want to send actual books to.

I’m being realistic with myself. Self-publishing pretty much guarantees that mainstream media folks won’t review it. But I’m hoping that, I can give them something else to talk about–like ghost stories in October or “local blogger continues her DIY efforts”–that will give them a way to talk about the project, even if they don’t review it.

But I’m hoping I can get a little local media coverage.

The other thing I’m thinking about is some type of event in October–a book launch or a reading or something, but I’m having trouble coming up with some place sufficiently spooky. And I don’t want to have to sell books, because I don’t want to deal with the taxes and such.

So, I don’t know. That’s what I’m mulling over now.

Any thoughts?

8 thoughts on “More Book Minutia

  1. The timing is a bit tight, but you might be able to hook up with something going on at the Southern Festival of Books. Do a reading or some such?

  2. I’m not sure what the process is or how it works, but what about the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough (at the beginning of October)? I know they always have ghost stories.

  3. Oh my god! I wonder if I could talk the Tennessee State Library and Archives (actual, not tree) into hosting a book launch?! They figure prominently in one of the new stories.

  4. It’s out for this year…but the nice thing about books is that they will still exist next year and while you won’t be able to launch, you could propose doing a reading or something.

  5. B, even if you can’t officially be part of the SFB this year, maybe the TSLA could do something with you while it was going on, anyway. As, you know, an associated event or something. And also what Bridgett says, of course.

  6. I know this is late, but how about hooking up with the historians who do the October walk through the city cemetary? And of course, your book should be available for sale in all the historic home gift shops, too, if you hadn’t considered that market.

    Congrats on being so close to the launch!

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