Less than a month away and we're just hanging around. Actually I'm doing edits on my next book, but that's fine.
We don't even have a cover yet. I'm not worried about that because
1. so far, our Loose-Id covers have been gorgeous
2. I care more about the content
3. I'm convinced there really isn't a need in the world to push ebooks hard until the book is out and about.
The rules of print publishing don't apply because the whole print run thing is based on pre-orders. Nope, not an issue. We don't need to gather momentum months beforehand for basic survival.
I have to admit that my lack of pre-publication hoopla is based on personal experience -- most of my ebook purchases have been impulse buys and it's impossible to shop impulsively if there's nothing to click on in the BUY NOW slot. When I read an excerpt, and then click to buy, I get annoyed when it's pre-order. Immediate gratification is what my Kindle and I are all about
Getting the publicity out there is important and I know Bonnie and I aren't the best at that. (Sorry, Bonnie) So what should we do to improve our promo odds? When do we start? What do we do? Any new hints this week?