Interview and Giveaway

Please head over to Literary Rambles today to win a copy of WRITING IRRESISTIBLE KIDLIT! I’m sorry for the lack of substantial posting over the last few weeks and all the book talk. But I have discovered just what a different beast it is to promote a book than to just dream about having a book be published. I’m learning and will share some thoughts on marketing once I get the hang of it. (If that ever happens!)

Not only was my publication date moved up by about six weeks, but I am also coming to terms with the realization that you can’t put off important things until…you feel less tired, or until the stars are perfectly aligned, or until the house is clean. That’s what I was trying to do with marketing the book. “I’ll start talking about it more once I have my head around book promotion and once I know I can do it well,” I said to myself. Then I got real. You’re never going to feel less tired (coffee helps you forget this sometimes), the stars will always be just a degree or two off, and the house…well…the house is what it is. A reminder never to put off all the hard and exciting work of publicizing, writing, and chasing after your goals!

So expect some more book promotion talk and some giveaways just in time for the holidays. I’ll post interviews and other things I’ve done across the web for the guide as I get them. At some point in the next few months, we will return to our regularly scheduled programming. Until then, I’m going to trip and flounder through some book promotion and see what happens. :)

ETA: Updated the link, sorry guys! I had my wires crossed because I was sharing with someone the Bravo page of the sous chef for my boyfriend’s new restaurant.

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  1. Melissa’s avatar

    I think your link is wrong ! It goes to a top chef page…

  2. Christy Luis’s avatar

    I ordered your book a few days ago and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! :) I look forward to reading about your marketing adventures on the blog.

  3. Dianna Winget’s avatar

    Yes, wrong link, Mary

  4. Melissa K’s avatar

    I ordered a copy through my local indie bookstore, and it came in last week. So far I’ve only had time to peruse a chapter here and there, but I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.

    A question for when you get back in the swing of things:

    Is it common these days for a book’s release to happen off-schedule?

  5. Mary’s avatar

    Melissa — GOOD QUESTION. :) I’d happen to know a little about that myself…

    All — I told you I had a lot on my plate right now. Fixed the link!

  6. Cristy’s avatar

    I bought your book a couple of days after it came out and I am loving it! Thanks so much for writing it.

  7. Ann Corrigan’s avatar

    I’m delighted to have got the book early (here in England) – read it twice already! Well done Mary it’s great and I’ll be spreading the word ;-)

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