Monday, July 25, 2016

How You Can Help . . .


The manuscript is in my agent's hands. It will be several weeks before she gets to it -- I'm far from her only client.

I mentioned that there were some ways you all could help me as my agent begins the task of shopping my book around. 

The thing is, I'm switching from mystery to what I fondly believe is literary fiction and I have no track record there. Plus it's been five years since my last book. 

Still, it would be wise to assume that potential editors/publishers might look at my online footprint and other places to get some idea of what sort of following I might have.

I am awful at asking for stuff but I'm going to do it anyway.

Here are some things that would be helpful:

Reviews (if you liked one of my books) on Amazon or Goodreads.

A LIKE on my Facebook author's page. Friend me on my personal page.

Comment on my blog now and then. Or just click on it.  My post on the 20th soared to almost 2,000 clicks -- when the blog normally perks along at less than 500, I haven't a clue what happened on the 20th.

Buy one of my books. DAY OF SMALL THINGS, being not really part of the series, might make a nice holiday or birthday gift for a friend. A new book, it should go without saying.  The resale of used books does nothing for my "numbers." (I am a great fan of used books but we're talking here of what will make my tired old self look like a desirable property.)

If you are a library patron and they don't have my books, ask them to order some. 

These are off the top of my head. Other things may occur to me but any of these would be gratefully received.

I really appreciate those of you who offered to help! I'm in unknown territory now . . .


8 comments:

Martin Hodges said...

Anything on the list ('Liking' your author page, for instance. How had I not already done that?!) I will make sure it gets done. Happy to promote it in any way I can, when the time comes. Facebook, Blog, word of mouth.

KarenB said...

Will do!

Phyllis Wild said...

Will do what I can!

daybreak said...

We're ON IT, Vicki!!!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

We already have all of your books, Vicki, but we'll try to think of who needs a gift copy. And I'll try to leave a comment on your blog more often. Good luck! Jim

NCmountainwoman said...

Never followed anyone before but just signed up to follow you. Never wrote a book review but will do so on Amazon and Goodreads. I think I'll recommend one of your books to our book club for next year. (Selection day is in December) That should sell some copies if folks haven't read it. And might encourage them to buy some of the others. Good luck.

Gayle Pearson said...

Consider it done and done again! :-)

Thérèse said...

I am of course on it.