Being a newbie to the world of publishing with my first book under contract scheduled to be released in January, 2012, many questions filter through my mind as to what needs to be done next.
Web site set up, check. Create a presence with social media, facebook, twitter, etc., check. Network with other writers, check. What else is there to be done?
As I start this process of self-promotion for my book it's overwhelming. Do people really throw book launching parties? Press releases? How do you set up book signings?
As I am writing this I receive an email regarding a blog at Romance University regarding the transition from unpublished to published author. What's the main thing a new writer needs? Patience. It's a waiting game and during that waiting period the best thing to do is, yes, keep up your social presence, but more importantly keep writing that next book, plot out the one after that. Keep ideas flowing.
So let's hear all the ideas out there on self-promoting.