Hello my darlings,
As I search for more and more creative ways to promote The Dragon’s Disciples and The Heretic Priest, I find myself running into the same roadblock over and over again. There are countless sites where you can list your book (especially if it is .99 cents), and then there are the bookmarks, the business cards, the website, and the t-shirts. (I have already spent way more than I should on this endeavor).
But what about promoting your in-print book? These options seem more limited. Granted, I have been fortunate enough to have to the opportunity to stock my books as consignment in an on-campus store (now all of the connections I make on my college campus I can refer to that store for a copy, and it is more convenient than Amazon).
Other options? I haven’t found very many. I keep reading that book signings are an excellent form of print copy promotion. And indeed, I would never have discovered one of my favorite authors if my aunt hadn’t happened upon her book signing one day and picked up a copy of The Fool’s Path for me. But I am afraid of book signings because I am afraid of abject humiliation, which would surely occur should the following transpire…
- No one cares.
- I found myself sitting alone a table wondering why everyone is staring at me.
Surely, that is a fear we all face? I would love to do a joint signing with another fantasy author. So in other words … if there are any fantasy authors in the Greensboro / Raleigh, NC area who would like to collaborate with me on this event, feel free to let me know!
Other than that, I might donate a few books to my favorite thrift shops. Circulation, circulation, circulation.
Your most adored,