What Comes Next?

As you have probably heard by now, I have sold my YA novel, “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero” to Five Rivers Publishing (http://bit.ly/aNgS3j). I don’t think I need to tell you all how happy I am to be able to make the announcement. Truth be told, I’m still in a bit of shock.

So, what’s next?

Obviously, I will be editing the book prior to it being published. But what else?

I will continue to write, of course, but I’m also going to be doing everything I can to be ready for the launch. That means spending as much time as I can promoting myself and my book’s pending launch.

It’s a pretty daunting task, but I’m really looking forward to it.

So my question to you is this: what methods have you seen authors use to promote themselves and their work? I know of several already, but please chime in with anything and everything you have seen. If it failed or worked, I don’t care. I would just like to know so I can do everything possible to give my book a fighting chance.

I would also invite you to send your name in if you would like to be notified when the book is actually available. I will ensure that you know as soon as I do.

In the mean time, I’m going to be spending a good amount of time on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and any other place I can think of. Oh yeah, and I’ll be doing NaNoWriMo in November, of course.

Personal Update

I think the above post says it all. I’m going to be published and I couldn’t be happier (well, maybe I could be if I won the lottery). I’m also busy pulling together the plot for my NaNoNovel which I will begin writing next Monday. I hope you will join me in that challenge.


One comment

  1. Congratulations! Lets see, I suggest Writing More, Having a Blog, Podcasting, Appearing on other people’s Podcasts, Tweeting, talking to all the bookstores in Calgary, as well as the newspapers since they love hearing that a community figure is getting published, and seeing if you can convince a bookstore to have a signing party for you. Oh, and going around to conventions and speaking on panels at them.

    That’s about all I can think of right now though. If I come up with anything else, I’ll let you know. Once again, congratulations!

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