Just a month to go!
I know I haven’t made all the smart marketing moves. There are no giveaways, no Q&A sessions, no blog tours. Facebook is almost virgin territory for me. I won’t be going down the KDP Select route as my epublisher isn’t a fan.
My focus has been on Twitter, followed by Goodreads and the World Literary Cafe. Plus my blogsite, of course. This is my 19th blog since I started five months ago. An average of around a blog a week isn’t too bad going, I hope.
What has lifted me most has been the supportive attitude of other writers. I’ve had very helpful comments on my blogs from lovely folk like Terry Tyler (@TerryTyler4) and Karen Einsel (@K_Einsel), to mention just a couple.
Now I must roll my sleeves up even higher as the great day looms, then keep them rolled up in the months that follow. If, sadly, my novel languishes on Amazon’s virtual shelves, I don’t want it to be for want of marketing effort on my part.
It occurs to me that I’ve been so focused on making friendly contacts that I haven’t even explained what The Girl with the Haunting Smile is about (it’s not quite as clear-cut as it may seem). I’ll put that right in my next blog.