Promote your book signings!!!!! Do not expect the libraries and bookstores or your publicist to do it. If they do - great you are ahead of the game. If you want people, they will not come unless you tell them about it ahead of time! There will always be some kind of marketing you can do to get the word out. But you have to plan ahead. Newsletters, local newspapers, email distribution, blog announcements, signs, etc
Why you DON'T want to get published!
OK - So I read this post and it is hilarious! But I betcha it is true.
Made me feel better about not already being on the shelves. Whew! takes off some of the pressure. (Yeah right!)
For those of you sick of this entire publishing process - because let's face it, it is not easy - this one's for you!
Why You DON'T Want to Get published - From a publishing intern.