Book Launches, that’s what she said…

…since I am going to be releasing some new work in the near future, I have been filling in the gaps of my time with things like listening to Youtube vids and reading blogs about book launches.

What is the best way to do them, and what you can expect from them pre- and post. Like how soon in advance do you plan your blog tour, and try to get reviews, and send out ARCs and …. well, so on.

And what did I find?

Nothing new under the sun, I guess you could say. I mean, I do alot A LOT LOT of research on marketing books, and I spend a TON of time promoting myself and others…so what am I missing? I guess not having a publisher per se is the big one for me. I do not have any one to help launch a new work, and I do not have anyone paving the way for reviews and all that. I need a publicist. Or something.

And with no $$ that means I have to do all the legwork myself. So, what I am doing now is making a list of things that I will need to accomplish prior to releasing my next book. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear about it. I have to get ARCs together and will be looking for readers… *smile* — and I will need blogs to visit and post on, and I will have to get together a book trailer…and plan a cover reveal… whew. I am glad it’s winter and the slow season …

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Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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