Monday, February 15, 2010

Redundancy can be good...and bad

At the risk of sounding redundant, I want everyone to know how thrilled I am that my book, Guardian, has been released and is now available through the publisher, http://4rvpublishingllc.com.

I have to say this again, because there is something deep within me that has connected with my more conscious thoughts. The feeling of satisfaction and, yes, pride, in my writing life is almost overwhelming.

Of course, now is the hard part - marketing. It may appear that I'm not doing much to market my book, but that is really not the case. I have set up a blog tour for the first 10 days of March, and have had plenty of folks offer to host me...more than those ten days. I am going to try and get some of those folks to host me such that I'm hosted every couple of weeks or so.

But, redundancy can be bad, too. I know, I know, I just got done saying it is good. But, the trick is to do all these blog tours WITHOUT being redundant. I don't want people to feel like they're reading the same interview over and over again. I need to bring something fresh to the table for each interview, and I think that may be a hard thing.

What about you who have done a blog tour? How did you avoid the redundancy problem? I look forward to finding out.

Guardian is now available through 4RV Publishing, Amazon and your local bookseller.

1 comment:

Joylene said...

I didn't do a tour for Dead Witness, but my friend Pat Bertram did one for her novel Daughter Am I. She asked her readers for a list of blogging ideas, then she calculated how many guest blogs she'd be doing and wrote one for each spot. It was a lot of work, but fascinating to follow. It felt as if every visit was a step up. Each subject got better and better.

Best of luck with your tour, Katie. I'll be following.