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.