Last night, I got my cake, and got to eat it too. That was how it felt to talk about nothing other than my book with friends for a two hour happy hour, that stretched into five hours. Don’t ask me how bakers can make photo-realistic frosting. It involves printing and leaves me with the impression we’ve gone as far as we’ll ever go with technology.
Ellie and Chase focused on the eats while the adults imbibed beverages. Chase’s mom Wendy hosted this book signing for me and I can’t thank her enough. Such a sweetheart.
A couple of other events competed for my neighbors’ attention last night, but Suzy picked hanging out with authors over more socially responsible activities.
Last night’s book signing kicks off my marketing plan. My ebook will go on sale for 99¢ Sunday. I’ll follow that up with some advertising – a $25 or $50 investment on Facebook and maybe something on Amazon. I expect a Kirkus review in early April, about the same time as I hope to have my book on display at the Tattered Cover.
You might be able to find these two characters in my book. Doug represents all Security Analysts. Blaine is the source for some of my dialog. He’s promised to help me launch my website, which is key to my marketing plan. Blaine has also published several books and is guiding me on next steps. He thinks he knows more than me, and he does; but I think I have the better cover design.