Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekly Roundup or How I Learned to Love Book Promotion

This week has been another whirlwind of interviews and blogs. On Monday I did a Double Feature at Michele Zurlo’s Steam Room:
We did a great interview and a giveaway and Michele let me talk about my new releases in October.

On Tuesday I visited Escape into Romance. I always enjoy chatting with Stacey Espino. We had a great time and you can read all about it here:

On Wednesday I stopped by Golinowski’s Gambol to talk with my friend Denise:

Thursday was the best day of all; I babysat for my little men.

Whew, the week went fast. Here it is Friday and I feel like I haven’t done any writing. A book can be great but if no one knows it’s out there, they’ll never read it. Promotion is a necessary evil, so I try to make it as much fun as possible. The possibilities of promoting on the internet are truly amazing. I have a website, 2 blogs, a Facebook page and I Twitter. I belong to writing organizations, loops for readers and writers and I have bookmarks and business cards. I can check my sales and reviews wherever my books are being sold and see the ratings.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking at your stats everyday and agonizing when you fall from #4 to #5. I try not to do it. It takes way too much time away from my writing. And the writing is where it’s at – creating another story and making it the best it can be for the reader.

Because the biggest success I can hope for is to know I entertained the readers. When I get an email from someone telling me they couldn’t put my book down it makes my day. That’s what it’s all about. So now I’m going back to work on a new story that I hope you’ll love as much as I do.

In the mean time – Happy Reading!

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Julia Barrett said...

Don't sweat the stats - I think your readers love you!

Gale Stanley said...

Thanks Julia! The readers are who we do this for.