Houses of the Broken and Other Stories

Shameless Self Promotion

I’m not good at tooting my own horn. Sitting quietly and observing is much more my style. It’s what allows me to take in the world around me and paint it on to the page. But with self-publishing, the responsibility of self-promotion falls squarely on my shoulders.

Posting on websites is a fairly passive, low risk venue to get your name out there. Every day I find a new venue I should be using. A little time, and I can happily work through the websites.

But now I’m looking at a book signing. There is a book store here that loves to promote local authors. Once I get a schedule figured out, it will be full steam ahead. I’m going to have to smile, talk to strangers, probably prepare an elevator speech just to be on the safe side, and gather my promo materials. It’s both exciting and nerve wracking, especially for someone like me who likes to be over-prepared.

My mind is swirling with ‘what ifs’ and all of the things I’ve ‘heard’ you should do. I’m sure it will turn out fine, but figuring everything out is half the fun.

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3 responses

  1. OK Katherine, send me an article about yourself and your book and I’ll post it on my blog about new (to me) authors – Free Publicity- plus, it will get onto Twitter, FB, Google+, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and several other Groups and networks where I have a presence.
    Check out what I do at:
    http://www.thestoryreadingapeblog.com
    See my Contact Me for details of what I would need from you and how to get it to me.
    Hope to hear from you soon :)

    August 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

    • Very cool! I will check out the details and gladly get something to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

      August 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

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