Tonight is the Reading is Sexy Kindle Party at The Soundry! Join me at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kindle-party live online to hear me read the first chapter of Feeding the Moon – the sequel to Blood for the Living! The party starts at 7:00pm, with introductions beginning about 7:30pm. There will be a panel discussion about indie publishing afterward.
I haven’t decided yet if I’m staying for the panel discussion. It’s pretty late & I need to be up early to get my eldest off to school.
Tonight is also your last chance to download the first chapter of Feeding the Moon! I’ll be taking it down tomorrow, and it won’t be available again until the entire book is published. Considering I have to sell at least 1000 copies of Blood for the Living before my publisher will look at a sequel, it may be quite some time before Feeding the Moon is out!
I’ve set a goal for myself.
I have a reading/Kindle party coming up on Sept. 8th at the Soundry. I’ve decided that instead of picking a different passage to read than I did on Jellyvision, I’m going to read the first chapter of the sequel. This means I have to have it done, edited, and be reasonably sure that it’s really the way I want it by September. With almost 2 months to do it, I’m not too worried it will get done.
I need to do a lot more self-promotion. This really doesn’t come naturally to me. I feel downright silly calling places on my own behalf. But I need to start booking conventions soon.
A couple days ago I began working on the sequel to Blood for the Living. I managed to get the first page of the first chapter done in the little time I had. But it was enough to get me excited about it! I’ve decided to pick up right where I left off the first book, starting the very next day.
Meanwhile, my laptop battery is refusing to take a charge, so I won’t be able to take it to McD’s to write. *sigh* Really need to find some time at home to sit down and write the chapters I’ve already run through my mind.
In other news, Dennis Sharpe & I are having technical difficulties with our competition. My publisher doesn’t put out sales data quickly enough, and they’re always more than a month behind. I won’t know my sales figures for up to the end of June until August 11.
I am in desperate need of an intern! There’s so much I want to get done for book promotion during the day & i just can’t get to it.
Had my very 1st book signing yesterday at Prospero’s! I only sold 4 books, but what a learning experience!
I got a lot of practice talking about & pitching the book. Unfortunately, it was after the guy from 88.5 stuck a microphone with a tape recorder in my face. Asking the vampire novelist about the upcoming civil war festivities in town was probably not the best idea for a good sound byte, but there was nothing else going on that early in the afternoon.
Sadly, I can’t think that fast on my feet. Even when I’m sitting down. =) Pretty sure that my unrehearsed babble is not going to make it on the air (I didn’t even remember to mention the NAME of my book! *sigh*), but it reinforced the need for a pre-prepared talking points.
Hubby stayed with me the whole time, so during the many lulls he asked me lots of questions. Hopefully the next time I get interviewed with no notice I won’t sound like a complete idiot! Although to be fair to myself, it could have been much worse. At least I remembered to mention my website this time.
I now have a much better idea of what to do & to expect for future signings. Going to try & get to a lot of conventions this year, I think I’d be a lot more successful in that sort of venue.
Me - Kate Nevermore - in front of Prospero's Books
Congrats to Camelia Rotaru & Kathleen Bradley, the winners of my free autographed book giveaway on Goodreads! There were over 1000 entries!
Also, for those who missed it, you can watch me on Jellyvision at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15720465 I thought it went pretty well, even though I was SO nervous!
My next public appearance will be this Monday, July 4, from 1-5pm at Prospero’s in downtown Manassas. Please come visit my table!
“Blood for the Living” has another review! Please check out the blog Taliesin Meets The Vampires for my first international review!
I’m counting down the days until my first live talk show appearance – just 9 left to go! I still have no idea what passage I want to read. I love the scene between Mathius & Alice on the roof, but it doesn’t showcase either the vampire or the scifi aspects, just the romance. I also love the scene with Xander & the juniors when the find the secret door, but it’s probably a little too out of context. If I can’t make up my mind soon, I’m going to default to the beginning, which is realistically the best place to start a story anyway.