Have been thinking a lot about promotion lately, in light of the fact that I’ve been a bit of a self-promotion machine, the state I’m told you need to enter for your book to have any chance of survival in this book-crowded world.
That’s why I’m noticing whenever anyone (author or not) does it smart.
Yesterday I met Carolyn Turgeon, whose first novel came out in November. We were in the (literally) green room where we were waiting to be guests on the launch program for Karen Salmansohn’s new show on the Lime channel(thus, the everything green motif) of Sirius satellite radio. She told me her book was about a woman in the circus, engaged in some pleasant book banter, and talked about our mutual interest in visiting book clubs. She had one of those business cards with her book’s cover on the front (I just ordered some of the same for mine), and because I went home with that, I immediately went to check out her site. When I got to her blog, it was like quick-sand; I just couldn’t leave. There she is, giving it away every day. Now, I want to see what she can do when she’s edited. So off I go to buy Rain Village (November 2006 Book Sense Pick, btw.)