Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Why a Book Release is a “Blessed Event”

Portrait de la belle-fille de Maxim Gorki (Motherhood) by Boris Dmitrievich Grigor'ev (1886-1939) Having a book released is almost like having a baby. Pop over and visit me at Routines for Writers today to find out more.

Some of you have asked me how the release is going. As far as I can tell, it’s going pretty well. The buzz seems good to me and I was at my local library branch this afternoon and saw my book had 13 requests already. They still have it on order currently, though.

Getting our books into bookstores and libraries is a big part of 21st century writers’ jobs. I’m not great on the phone, but love writing (i.e.—mail.) I’ve called some stores and will send postcards to others.