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The Book Tour – Plotting and Scheming

Now that I’ve finally gotten an ISBN for Flagrant Foul, I figured it would probably be the best thing to spend the six weeks that it will probably take for it to appear on online stores like Amazon (though you can buy it on now!) drumming up some publicity…again.

I know what you’re saying, fellow Questers. I already did all of this already. True, I was on Pete Klein’s Adirondack Book House radio show in July and received a good review from Shannon Yarbrough, but really, was that enough?

Nope. Not even close. So, with the leaves turning and the time to promote more appropriate (Flagrant Foul, of course, takes place during basketball season), it’s time to begin plotting anew, and maybe this time, someone will actually buy a copy (as opposed to the copies I’ve given away).

Where do I start this time around?

Good question.

First, there’s the Quickest Blog Book Tour Guide Ever, a great site that details the 10 steps every Quester should take to plan and execute and effective blog book tour. So, where am I at on the list?

Let’s see…

  1. Start your own blog – Well, that’s an obvious check.
  2. RSS feed and bookmark link – Check (And while I have your attention, be sure to Digg this entry!)
  3. Cyber-schmooze – Yep. As a matter of fact, if you’re not already following me on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace, go ahead and do so!

So now, I’m at Step 4, choosing my tour hosts. Now, this has always been the stumbling block for your hero, so I’m going to have to get creative on this one.

Now, I’ve also posed the question, why not a Twitter Book Tour? Sure, people can throw questions at me and I can answer them. Create some publicity that way.

As you can see, I’m still thinking about that one…

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