I'm learning more and more about self-promotion, despite these pesky reflexes that keep telling me not to bother anybody. So, I'm forging ahead with this "um...hi...here's my book if you're interested...if not, um, okay" approach. I'm not trying to say that I'm being tentative...I'm becoming more and more convinced that this book is worth it. Just a few days ago I had a reviewer tell me that it's the best indie book that he's reviewed in seven years! That hit me in the best way, in the best spot possible. All my happy places are gurgling. (GROSS, Derek. GROSS.)
So I've been spending the past month setting up promotional schedules and registering the book on promotional sites, and spending that marketing money, baby. Thankfully you don't have to pay EVERYWHERE to have your book featured, or else this ship might sink before it got out of dry-dock. (I have no idea how that analogy is physically possible, but...sure.) And boy, this internet thing is really handy when you want to get some information out about something you believe in! It's SO much better than my first consideration; hiring some pilots and literally bombing the country with physical copies. (I mean, I'm still thinking about it. I might still do it...we'll see how this week goes.)
I'm excited, I'm optimistic, and most importantly, I'm having fun. So you know what? Today, I'm one of the lucky ones.