Publicity Efforts

Since it is now less than two months until The Sevenfold Spell comes out, I have been ramping up my publicity efforts. I’ve scheduled two days off but I hope to put together a blog tour that will go on for at least a couple of weeks. Because I am only going to be available for comments during the evening hours, I’m calling it Tia’s Pajama Party Blog Book Tour. What do you think? I’m looking for blogs to schedule for the tour, so if you are interested, please contact me.

I also have been handing out lots of bookmarks. You can also contact me if you want a couple, and I’ll send it in my next batch. I sent off a batch last weekend, and I need to send another batch tomorrow, including to a writer friend who unexpectedly asked for 50. She’s going to a convention just days before my book releases and she intends to put my bookmarks out with hers. Lovely of her, isn’t it? I also handed out a bunch of bookmarks at work.

(That reminds me, Anne Elizabeth–I still need your address!)

These efforts seems to be helping–my subscriber stats have jumped to a new average rate despite the fact that I’m not posting as frequently. And some people have already added The Sevenfold Spell to their bookshelves at Goodreads. Which is just awesome.

I’m still finding a little time to read. As I mentioned in the last Debut Showcase, I’m into historicals right now, and I’m digging Susanna Fraser‘s The Sergeant’s Lady. A mix of Regency romance and military life? Oh, yeah! I was intrigued enough to ask the author for an advance copy, and I’m certainly not doing much of that these days. (And be sure to stop by the website that her husband put together for her. I’m sure it’s a work in progress–but it’s hilarious!)

Can you think of anything else I could be doing for publicity–preferably something that doesn’t take a lot of time?

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18 thoughts on “Publicity Efforts

  1. Hi Tia!!! I am so excited about your book. I wish you the best on your release date! I absolutely love the synopsis and the cover is gorgeous eye candy! I’ll be following your pajama tour-sounds like some real fun for sure. 🙂

    ~Talina

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Wow; I’m thrilled to get replies like this! Shall I make a stop at Bookin’ It?

      1. Yes! I would love that Tia. I will email you shortly.

        ~Talina

  2. I LOVE Susanna Fraser’s website. I don’t have the words to express how awesome it is. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Has your publisher sent out any e-ARCs to generate some pre-publication buzz?

    Maybe put together a contest of some sort?

    Book trailer? Advergaming? All those take oodles of time, though. 😛

    Mmm, I’ll have to think about this some more.

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Rabia, yes, I have eARCs–I just got them last week. And a Google Alert informs me that The Sevenfold Spell is now available on NetGalley. AND, I thought of a way to do a book trailer that might not be too time-intensive. But I have no idea what advergaming is??? Please do tell!

      1. Here’s a post on Paperback Writer that has a little bit about advergaming:

        http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2006/04/no-box-ten.html

        From what I understand, advergaming is using computer games to sell a product. Like, um, a flash game. Or an old-fashioned text adventure game! That could be cool, but expensive or time-consuming, if you’re a DIY-er.

        Join a group blog in your genre? Does your publisher have one?

        1. Oh, your bio says you do calligraphy? Could you do a Sevenfold Spells-related calligraphy project as a giveaway for a contest? People enter the drawing based on if they’ve tweeted about the book, posted reviews on Amazon or their blog or Goodreads, become a fan on Facebook, that sort of thing.

          1. Tia Nevitt

            Ok, this is intriguing! (I’m also looking into the advergaming thing.) I’m going to think about what sort of calligraphy project I could do that might interest people.

            I was going to do a contest about leaving reviews, but this sounds cool! Thanks!

  4. Deborah Blake

    Publicity efforts that doesn’t take much time! (Insert hysterical laugher here.) Sorry…I struggle with this one all the time, babe. Still haven’t found any good answers.

    But you are welcome on my blog, any time. And I definitely would like a few bookmarks, although I’m not sure I have any useful ways to spread them around, since the only author appearance I have coming up is at a Barnes & Nobles in Saratoga in September.

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Thank you–I’ll take you up on that invitation. And I’ll send off some bookmarks as well!

  5. Thanks for reminding me to send you my address. I keep remembering I haven’t, and not getting around to actually doing so. I just sent it. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  6. SMD

    You could send information to fellow bloggers to post. If you have fridge magnets, you can also take part in my magnet project: http://wisb.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-magnet-project-lets-cover-my.html

    Just some thoughts 🙂

  7. Tia Nevitt

    No fridge magnets–just bookmarks. I suppose you could stick a magnet to it, but I don’t think that’s what you had in mind.

    1. SMD

      Nah. I just like fridge magnets…

      But, the whole “email fellow bloggers” thing is a good way to go 🙂

      1. Tia Nevitt

        Ok, email bloggers. Check! I think I know a few …

  8. I think that free swag always gets more interest. So, perhaps give away a free copy to a random commenter on some of the blogs where you do guest posts,and also on your own blog?

  9. Tia Nevitt

    Yup, swag is good. I have been working out with Harlequin some guidelines on giveaways. I’m glad I started now.

    Last night, I also sat down and banged out a script for a book trailer! I’m going to pass it around to a few people for comment before I attempt to film it.

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