Busy all day

It doesn’t seem like much really, but I was busy all day today. Otto decided to wake me up around six o’clock. After feeding dogs and making coffee, I started on social media. This may seem like a waste of time, but with a new book release I wanted to stay on top of things.

About the time of my second cup, I started sending out the pre-written blog posts. This involves some extra steps with my iPad, but once you fall into the rhythm, it isn’t bad. I have to copy the Amazon universal link, then convert my post to Word. I email the Word copy from Apple Pages. This prevents me from accessing another Pages document until I either delete the email or send it. However, I’ve already copied the link, so all I had to do was paste it in the email.

I can freely go to any other app, so I then copied the book blurb from Amazon and pasted it into the email. Beyond that it was a matter of attaching a cover, and in some cases a Lisa Burton poster, and sending it into cyberspace. Social media is easy, because it’s always in my email signature. All my hosts have to do is copy and paste at their end.

The only things I failed to send were an author photo and bio. It’s probably better to have it, but it’s done now.

I got so wrapped up in this, I forgot to call my parents. Mom called me after a reasonable time. “Oh yeah, Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.” Son of the year here.

Like I said, it doesn’t seem like much, but I sent ten of these out today. Between mailings, I checked in on the post over at Charles Yallowitz’s place to respond to comments. I also shared it everywhere I could think of, and tweeted it out a couple of times.

The week ahead of me will involve sharing, responding, and participating as much as I can on the tour posts.

There have been a handful of sales, but the only promo is my post, and the one Charles put up. Can’t be disappointed at that. It’s moved into triple digits as a dystopian novel. My hope is to move into double digits on one of the lists, but the next ten days will tell that tale.

My plea today is for early sales. If you’re interested in this one, a sale now has more benefit to me than one in December. They’re all special, but that’s a fact of a new release. You can read it in December, and that won’t matter. A rapid cluster of sales will help me get onto a list, which could cause Amazon to help spread the word.

Enough about that for now. Tonight, I’m going to watch a baseball game and drink a beer. (And probably surf through Charles’ post a couple more times between innings.)

Back to the office tomorrow to start dealing with the fallout of the two crazy weeks previous. Hope all of you had a good weekend, and a Happy Mother’s Day where appropriate.


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17 responses to “Busy all day

  1. Congrats on the handful of sales. Nice to see a lot of activity on the guest post too.

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  2. That’s a great place to debut. Crossing my fingers for double digits today. Then single digits. Then number one!

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  3. Sounds like a very productive day.

    I’m glad things are going well so far with sales. I haven’t brought my copy yet, but plan to before the end of this month. I’m just waiting until money comes in next week.

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  4. Triple digits is a great debut. Once the posts start kicking in, I bet you hop up to double. The Yak Guy has had a long road to get to this shining moment šŸ™‚
    Wishing you the best!

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  5. Book releases always mean extra marketing efforts. Sounds like you’ve taken the bull (or Yak) by the horns. šŸ™‚ Best of luck, Craig.

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  6. I’m late.
    I will order momentarily, but I dunno when I’ll get to read it, and I dunno if I wanna read the reviews and promos in the shares, because I like to read with a clean brain. :/ Do you forgive me?
    Once I’ve read, I will better promote you, but for now, I’ll just RT some prime Twitter time.
    Anyway, enough about me, good for you, and glad to read you were happy busy šŸ™‚

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