Happy Wednesday! This week has been a little crazy but not with writing stuff. My fellas are on fall break so my free time has been a bit lacking. Not to mention Netflix has been adding a lot of new seasons of shows I love so that’s been distracting lol. But I did manage to get an account set up for my impress and I also received my EIN so I’m a few steps closer to getting The Maladroit published and into your hot little hands (should you desire a copy).
I have been putting together a list of book blogs for my book blog tour to help promote my launch so if you know of any book blogs that you absolutely love (or if you run a book blog) please let me know, I would love to contact them. I’m concentrating on putting together some good lists for the future book launches I do as well so I’m taking care to stay organized. Hopefully this will make it easier in the future.
I also received the first six chapters of a book Writing Piazza Press will be publishing (fingers crossed) that will be the first book WPP publishes that isn’t written by yours truly. I am already in love with it and can’t wait for all of you to read it too, so join me in silently urging the author on so we can get copies out to all of you.
I’m still looking for some lieutenants for my book launch team; that’s what I’m calling people on my book launch team. 🙂 So if you want an advanced copy of The Maladroit along with access to other Maladroit content (including sequel updates) before anyone else you need to sign up to be a part of my team! We are doing contests and giveaways only for the launch team as well so you don’t want to miss out on all the fun stuff! If you’d like to sign up just leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also just read this article that talked about how the creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul helped their books become best-sellers. Did you know they were rejected well over 300 times! That makes me feel a bit better about my own track record with The Seeker Initiative lol. But they had something they called “the rule of 5” that they used and I plan on implementing it. I thought it might be something other writer’s could benefit from as well. So I’ll share it with you. This rule was simply that they did five things every day to help promote/push their book towards the top of the best-seller lists.
I love this idea because it’s not overwhelming, it’s just five things every day. It may take a while but over time, those five things each day will add up and make my book(s) a force to be reckoned with. If five seems like a lot, make your own rule of three or even one. Just be sure to do something everyday to get the word out about your book. Even the smallest of steps will get you far if you take enough of them. (And you can quote me on that!) If you’ve got some ideas for what you can do (or have done) to promote your book please share them with us down in the comment section below. Helping each other out is what this site is all about, well that and the hokey-pokey.
That’s been my week since we last spoke. I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!