I have a new book coming out in just about three weeks. "Tomb with a View" is the sixth book in the Pepper Martin mystery series, and like all authors with a new story about to be introduced to the reading world, I’m excited. And a little nervous.
Will readers like the book? Will they buy it? (Sure, it sounds shallow, but let’s face it, publishers aren’t charities, and without the sales figures to support them, many a series has been axed.)
All this, of course, has got me thinking about what I can do to make sure readers know the book is out so they can pick it up. That’s where you come in.
You see, I’ve got a few on-line things scheduled, and as usual, I’ll be sending out an e-mail newsletter the day of the book’s release. But after that, I’m stumped. When it comes to publicity, what works? What doesn’t?
So tell me...what makes you pay attention a book? Is it on-line chatter? A display in a bookstore? Blogs? Has there been any one thing that made you sit up and notice a book, even if it was one you hadn’t heard about previously?
What can I do to get "Tomb with a View" into the hands of every reader out there?