Tuesday, April 14, 2009
One thing I've learned since being published by the bigger 'mainstream' publishers is that the romance community is so supportive. From authors, pre-published to NYT Best Selling authors, to readers, everyone loves to chat and support our favorite genre. So, I thought I'd come to you, the readers, to ask you what you're looking for when you're searching for new books or authors? What catches your eye and makes you take notice of a book?
I'm debuting my Sophie name and it's a bit harder then it was for my Charlotte name, simply because I already had a bit of a base from my small press days. But this name, as well as the genre is all new to me.
I've toyed with doing a blog tour, a book trailer, expensive ads, but just didn't know where to start. So, do book trailers work, or are they just a neat thing? Blog tours with book giveaways? Have you every bought a book or a new author based on an ad you saw on the web or in a magazine? What about a 'spread the word' campaign where people post about the book on blogs, and the poster reports back with the posts and gets entered to win a big contest prize?
Any thoughts at all? What would you like to see?