It's a little tough working a full-time job, raising a family, writing books, and marketing your books all at the same time. I'm trying to balance all of them and feel a little stressed sometimes. Today's goal is book marketing and book marketing alone! I'm locking myself in the dungeon (an affectionate term for my office) and spending at least 8 hours on growing the following for my book. I just finished building my GoodReads author page and started a book giveaway. I linked to Twitter and now have 556 GoodReads Friends! Not bad for Day One! Next, I am returning the emails of a few PR firms that showed interest in my work. I am holding out hope that the ones that don't charge a huge retainer will actually be succesful and still interested after the initial discussions.
All in all, this author life has been quite a blast. People are starting to stop me in the supermarket and ask me how sales are going. Kids come up to me and say hello, and some of the book signings have been a huge success.
I'm counting on the next blog to have more info on where the book is heading!
Does anyone out there have any marketing suggestions?