Well, it’s officially been one week since Coming Home hit the ebook market, and I think I’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to trying to explore marketing opportunities for it. It can be a wee bit challenging to get folks to read your book if they don’t even know it exists, so it helps if you can get reviewers to read it and post reviews on their sites and/or blogs for the world to see.
…But it turns out it’s also a wee bit challenging to get reviewers to look at your book when A) they’re swamped with review requests, B) they don’t know you from Adam, and C) you have no famous relatives with which to impress them. Mom swears we’re descended from Robert the Bruce, famed medieval king of Scotland, but apparently that doesn’t carry much weight in the publishing industry. Hmph. Go figure.
But I have been fortunate enough to line up a few upcoming guest spots on some other blogs over the next few months, and one reviewer has just agreed to review my book in the next couple of weeks, so yay for that! (Unless, of course, she doesn’t like the book, in which case…suddenly I’m feeling a little queasy. Don’t mind me; I’ll just be over here curled up in the fetal position for a while.)
You think I’m kidding, don’t you?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go ask my parents if they’re absolutely positive we’re not related to J.K. Rowling.