I have two publishing events coming up over the next few months. The mass market edition of A Humble Companion will be released on August 29th and then on October 10th my new novel, The Liar’s Daughter.
Last year I ventured into the world of social media and did what writers are now nagged to do: I put myself about. Was it worth the effort? Probably not. Did I learn anything from it? Certainly. I learned that it’s very easy to make a nuisance of yourself out there. I hope I wasn’t guilty of it and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t, but there are a lot of writers who now use the slightest flicker of interest as an excuse to yell at you about their new book. It’s rude, and it’s surely counter-productive.
So now I’m starting to think about ways to mark my own pub days, not for myself – that’s a no-brainer easily solved by Messrs Moet et Chandon – but for my loyal readers. What do you like? Virtual parties? Meet the Author events? Competitions? A polite reminder that there’s a new book out followed by respectful silence? Please write and tell me. I shall not lift a finger until I get some informed advice.