I knew as soon as I wrote last time that I was in the waiting stage that my situation would change, pretty much as soon as pressed “send” on this blog. And that’s exactly what happened.
I received my release date for Addicted to Love—July 21. It’s available for preorder on my publisher’s website, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
I’ve approved a beautiful cover for In the Moment, after some back and forth, which I was extremely grateful for—despite the cover letter that accompanies the cover, stating that no changes are allowed unless my name is spelled wrong, they were very receptive to the suggestions I made and I have ended up with a cover I LOVE. I’ll show it soon. I’ve also finished the galley proofs and the manuscript is now with the production department. That means I’ll see everything one last time and will have a release date shortly.
What am I doing now (other than panicking)? I’m putting together a marketing plan. I’m trying to be deliberate. I’m choosing things I think will have a high impact without breaking my budget. It’s easy to either do nothing or get caught up in the desire to do everything. So I’m building my newsletter list and getting ready to send one out—if you want to sign up, you can do so here. I’m advertising on Romance Devoured, which is made up of romance readers. And I’m currently considering which of two companies to use to help me publicize my book. Beyond that, I’ll plan a Facebook party and I’ll use ThunderClap and HeadTalker to get word of the release out there. My publisher sends the book out for review to a lot of different reviewers. And then I’ll take a step back see what happens—what works and what needs changing.
So stay tuned!