I'm really excited to be one of Alex's co-hosts, along with Stephen Tremp, for this month's meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! This is the first time I've ever helped host an event like this, and I can't think of a better way to jump into hosting than by helping out with the IWSG.
Right after I told Alex I would be a co-host for the February meeting, I learned that my debut novel Polar Night would be officially published on February 7. That's right, tomorrow!
In spite of the fact that I am thrilled beyond words that my novel will now be out in the world, it also gives me plenty to be insecure about. I'm afraid that no one will like the book. I'm afraid that no one will even read the book. I'm insecure about getting bad reviews or getting no reviews at all. Basically I'm a nervous wreck about the whole situation.
But, I am going to do my best to shove all those insecurities aside and, for once in my life, simply enjoy what is. No matter what else does or doesn't happen, one thing will still be true. I published a novel! :)
Thanks to Alex for having me as his co-host today!
I also want to congratulate L. Diane Wolfe on the release of her new book How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now! This sounds like just the book for me as I start the process of promoting my book. Here is all the info on this great new resource:
HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE YOUR BOOK NOW!
By L. Diane Wolfe
Publishing and promoting made simple!
Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:
· Traditional publishing
· Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
· Finding your target audience
· Generating reviews and media interest
· Networking and developing an online presence
· Promotional materials and appearances
Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!
Available February 5, 2012
Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages, Dancing Lemur Press LLC
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0
Where to find Wolfe-
Blog - Spunk On A Stick’s Tips - http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/
Website - Spunk On A Stick - http://www.spunkonastick.net/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpunkOnAStick
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/l.diane.wolfe
Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and a motivational speaker. She’s conducted seminars on book publishing and promoting for five years and assisted writers through several author services. Her other titles include “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK!” which ties her goal-setting and leadership seminar’s information together, and a YA series, “The Circle of Friends.” Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and contributes to several other sites and newsletters.