|Posted by gayingram on March 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM|
Well, the publisher says a copy of Twist of Fate is in the mail. I have already checked out the webpage they set up for book orders on their site. By the way, if anyone is interested, the address is: http://www.bookstandpublishing.com/book_details/Twist_Of_Fate. Now comes the more demanding part of producing a new book which I dread but have learned is a very necessary activity - the promoting and marketing.
I have no reluctance when it comes to plunking myself in a chair, fingers on keyboard, and letting the words flow. This other half of what makes a book a success is what twists my stomach into knots.
Promoting and marketing a book means calling attention to yourself. It means speaking out in every situation, announcing who you are and what you've done. All for the express purpose of getting people interested enough in your work that they will be willing to shell out some dough to buy a copy or two.
So now comes a concentrated blitz of email announcements and press releases, all for the purpose of calling people's attention to the new book. As a result, it spills over and calls a lot of attention to me, the author.
So, what's an author to do? If we want our new book to be read, we do everything necessary to get this latest production noticed. And isn't that part of the reason I continue to write? To share my thoughts, my imaginations with others?