Monday, January 21, 2013

Book releases - tips and to do's


With GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie slated for release this summer, I am naturally
 one-sided these days.  It's a lot to think about....

So it seems the perfect topic today - share what you did for your book release - 
what worked - what didn't?
What's a good idea? 
Part of my pre-release work has been spreading the word via a new blog with several 
other authors - GirlZombieAuthors.  This has been a lot of fun to explore different topics...
Stop by - today I'm talking about yes, zombie movies. Love 'em, hate 'em, 
which should've stayed buried?
Share a fave or even a horror movie.  See post
* Please do share your book release hints and tips - anything bad or memorable happen? 

11 comments:

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll stop by and check it out!

Stephen Tremp said...

I did a blog tour where every stop I took people via a different means of trasnport; wormholes, apparating Harry Potter style, Bill and Ted's telephone booth, the Magic Bus, etc,

Something fun and unique every time.

Chris Verstraete said...

what a cool and original idea! Not sure people want to be part of a zombie attack, but you've given me an idea to think on. Thank you!

Helen Ginger said...

I scare so easily, just thinking about a zombie movie scares me!

Chris Verstraete said...

haa! Well I admit closing my eyes on some parts!

Morgan Mandel said...

Lately I've been doing mini blog book tours. I've done large scale ones, but I think interest starts to wane when people see a post up to follow every day and wonder when it will be over so they don't have to keep ignoring it all.

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com

Chris Verstraete said...

A good idea, maybe to break it up before people go, 'oh her again.' But then at the beginning it seems a longer one works up a buzz? Hard to say what's better?

WS Gager said...

My fourth book, A Case of Volatile Deeds, comes out next month and while I have several guest blogs lines up, I don't have them all in a row just because I feel like that is all I talk about then. With some time in between, maybe I can spread it out??? Who knows what works and what doesn't. My crystal ball broke years ago.
Wendy
W.S. Gager on Writing

Chris Verstraete said...

Darn and I was going to ask to borrow it... ha!

I like that idea... yeah thinking on it, every day on a blog tour maybe is too much? (so much me me me?)

Debra St. John said...

I do a blog tour for each one of my new releases. I just wish there was a better way to track whether or not this increases, or even leads to any, sales. For print books I have bookmarks made up and post cards to ebooks. When ever someone asks for swag for a conference, I have plenty to send.

Margot Justes said...

I'm working on a blog tour, with the help of Melissa at AuthorRX-have no idea how to go about it. I'm blog challenged.
Margot