Announcement number one:
With some of my Christmas money I bought copies of the book, IN THE REARVIEW, for a few writer friends. Some people may think that was a bad idea - paying for my own books, or gifting them to individuals who hadn't bought them previously. Well to those negative thinkers I say BAH HUMBUG!
I had already planned to spend my christmas money on books. And I couldn't think of a better book to spend half of that money on! I want Rearview to be read by as many people as possible. Plus I like to be generous. So, win-win!
Additionally, if I want it to go to print it needs to sell enough copies in the first year, so I thought since I was spending money on books already, why not help out Rearview's chances to go to print. The gifts boosted the Amazon rank for a day or so (though, it's since fallen off the "depression & mental illness" best sellers list - but it was amazing to be on the top 100 of two lists at one time!) and that felt wonderful.
So my one request in return is for others to spend their holiday gift money on REARVIEW too. If you've already purchased it then consider gifting it to a friend who may like it. Or request your library buy an ecopy - most have a "suggest a title" spot on their websites.
My pubber, Astrea Press, has set up a social media blitz campaign through Headtalker. Anyone with Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr can sign up for one simple post to go live (one time on one day in January). It's SUPER easy to sign up, and it's good for a little author like me.
The more to sign up the merrier! I just needed 50 supporters for the campaign to go live in January, and I feel SO luck that I already hit that minimum. BUT the more who sign up the better :) The more people who join the campaign will mean more buzz and word of mouth for this little book that I really love! So if you are able I would really, seriously appreciate it if you could sign up for the campaign here: https://headtalker.com/campaigns/in-the-rearview/.
I'm working on a new blogging schedule for my posts. I've been blogging with three posts a week, every week for a while. And though I really love all of my series, (author spotlights, guest posts, genre stuff, tips, book reviews, and announcements) I need to spread them out a little more. With blogging over at Wild Things Editing and YA-NA Sisterhood (not to mention editing for my WONDERFUL clients at WTE, and my own writing/editing) I need to slow a few things down just a little.
I hope no one tears their hair out for needing to wait a bit longer for each series post :) But I'm not stopping blogging, not even cutting back, just slowing down a little!
*Does anyone else have anything to share? I'd love to know how you all are doing!