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Sunday, April 3, 2011

OMG! Galleys are here!

The galleys for my upcoming book "Tarot Birth Cards and You" (yup - there was a name change, for the better) have arrived. I am quite pleased with the work that my editor did - it looks to be in great shape, with minimal corrections necessary. I should be able to have the editing back to her some time tomorrow, which will be a relief! I can send it by e-mail, rather than hoofing it down to the post office and answering inane questions about the contents. (Yes, it is loose paper. Yes, it is a manuscript. Yes, I have added a bit of virus to it in powdered form. That should be okay, yes? How nuts do they think we are!)

Now I can take the time (while editing my NaNoWriMo 2010 mystery) to revise my book promotion strategy. Two major avenues for promotion are no longer open to me. Well, they are open, but at this time they require more from me than I am willing to give. In one case, it would mean working with an individual that I am fast losing respect for, and I won't do that. In the other case, the individual that I refuse to work with is one off, but still ever present. My task, should I choose to accept it (key scary music) is to decide where my major focus for promotion will be, and what will be ancillary.

I was going to do laminated book marks for a seminar that I will be attending, but that isn't working out too well. If I choose to do that when my book comes out, I will have someone else do it for me. I am going to do a flyer for the seminar. There is a table where I can leave them, so that will be fine.

Then I need to look at the social media sites, how to set up Tweets in a timely manner, how to do a fan page for my book, and things like that. These are things that I can figure out, as well as blogging. I have several blogs up right now, so that won't be a problem. I need to go join appropriate forums in preparation for my mystery book coming out, as well as following mystery writer's blogs. That will take time, but is doable.

I love the planning, and I love the work. Life is good!

(c) April 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

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