Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Subway Book Signing Tour

I am so happy to know that "Blood and Groom" is out (a bit early!) and it's already in stores! It wasn't supposed to be at the distributor's until November 16th, and then give it a week or so to be delivered, received, shelved, etc.

So, because the arrival date was supposed to be late November, I haven't got much promo stuff planned yet (stores are too busy in Nov-Dec with Christmas stuff). That's okay, there is lots I can do now and even more I can do in the New Year.

In the meanwhile, I have been hitting local stores and local libraries and talking to individual staff about "Blood and Groom." The response has been positive. A number of libraries want to arrange a reading or author meet & greet. Of course, I'm happy to plan those.

As for local bookstores, I have gone around to all those that I can reach by subway and have signed whatever copies of my book they have in stock. In return, they have all given me a front facing and put a sticker on the cover "signed by author." So, that's all been kind of cool.

Next focus is on the launch party, which is on December 8th. I am very excited about it and I dearly hope some media types show up!

6 comments:

  1. I assume you're getting the word out to those media types about your launch and your subway book tour? You gotta entice them to show up and write about you.

    Congrats on all your doing and on the pub of Blood and Groom. Yay!

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  2. i plan on buying your book, it is not my normal genre. but i am more than willing to give it a read.

    keep up the good work and keep us posted.
    thx

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  3. Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congratulations on the book being in stores and good luck with the launch. We'll be taking notes over here.

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  4. Hey, we want news on what you're doing for the launch party! I'm living vicariously.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  6. Hi Helen,

    I am very excited about the launch party (will be on Dec. 8th). I wrote a post on here about the party plans (posted October 1st).

    I think it will be a smash - the RSVP list is getting longer & longer :)

    http://jilledmondson.blogspot.com/2009/10/planning-launch-party.html

    Cheers and thanks for your message, Jill

    PS- I deleted my previous reply to you because I can't type!!! ;)

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