The Wild Rose Press has started a bi-weekly marketing newsletter to be sent to readers loops, writers, groups, etc. The fun news is that Mr. Charming is featured on the first one. Here's the link: http://www.thewildr osepress. com/publisher/ newsletters/ Rose_Clippings_ Aug_10-09. pdf
I've seen so many authors who put a great deal of work into promotion. Sigh. I have never been good at door-to-door sales. (I never even liked to go trick or treating as a kid....going door to door.... what if you insulted someone? What if you-like Charlie Brown- only got a rock? It's too much pressure. I didn't need candy that bad... LOL) Promotion feels like that.
There is a huge debate in the writer's circles as to whether any of it does any good...because books are an impulse buy item. They say the best a writer can do is write a good book- and set up a website. I hope I've done that. My friends pester me to do more-so there's facebook (Friend me if you haven't-and I do have a fan page *blush*) and twitter and myspace. I try to keep up... it's a start any way... Okay- off to do what I really love- write!