Take it away Keri.
Don’t be afraid of the giddy.
Thanks for having me today Catherine! It’s kind of funny. Before becoming a new author, I probably could have told you several tips about being a new author. Things that I had read about it, tips I’d picked up from other authors. What to expect.
Things like have your website up-to-date! Be active on your social media, but don’t flood your avenues with a constant stream of buy-my-book! Be creative! Do giveaways! Be different! Blog everywhere!
Yikes! That’s a lot to do. And those things are important, but don’t forget the most important part. HAVE FUN.
I mean, you’ve worked for The Release Day for how long? Mine was about five and half years from day one of writing to release date. Don’t waste the whole day or week stressing on promoting your book. Be sure to sit back, take a moment and smile at your book out there for sale at different places. Don’t be afraid of the giddy.
Don’t overwork yourself. Just because you write a thousand words every day, skip it your first release day. Grab take-out for dinner or go out to dinner to celebrate! Because that’s what your first release, a celebration!
Keri Ford is the author of six sexy contemporary novellas set in the small town of Apple Trail, Arkansas. She’s got 3 more novellas currently scheduled for 2012 and a series of single-title romantic mysteries coming 2013.
Her latest release is Chasing Her Trail and is available at TMP | Amazon |B&N | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand
To keep with the latest on Keri, check out her website (http://KeriFord.com).