Sunday, October 31, 2010
The champagne has run dry. (For now). The phone has stopped ringing and the email barrage of congratulatory wishes has ended.
I don't know. I've never been in this position.
The first thing I expect to happen with my book will be the editing process.
When this will take place is anybody's guess. Then I'll see something about cover design I guess, but who knows when.
Once that's done, I guess it goes off to the printer and then it will FINALLY be available!
The downside to all this excitement is that of course this entire process could take months.
I'm not the only author at the publishing house with a book to put out. Go figure.
So what's an anxious, extremely impatient writer to do in the meantime?
Ah. Well, I gather there's that little thing called Marketing...
This is where I suspect a lot of the fun, for me at least, ends.
I'm currently reading all about the ways I can market my book, when it's ready, but honestly, that process began a long time ago. Perhaps even the day I started this blog.
Every connection I make online, whether it be through blogging, Facebook, Twitter, is a potential reader or promoter. Scary to think about it in those terms.
But quite cool to know that I already have a bunch of people who will probably buy my book and hopefully say nice things about it, and they're not related to me.
And I'm not giving them kickbacks.
I may be a little premature in all this, but I don't think so. It's never to early to start talking about a book that's coming out. I've already created an Author Page on Facebook - that was a little weird, I admit. I'll talk about my book here on the blog, (don't get bored), and I'll do upcoming author interviews and the like, until it comes out. This is all very exciting for me, and a little overwhelming.
I don't have a publication date, but I will let you know as soon as I do.
What ideas do you have for marketing your book? If you've already been published, I'd love to hear what you did while you were waiting for the release, and how you promoted it afterward.
Any and all advice welcome!