So, what is it that will make you take a chance on an author you've never heard of before?
It's no secret that my first novel is coming out in a couple of weeks, and I have a lot of promo and advertising ahead of me. I've been out there in the groups and loops, offering opinions in Yahoo, taking part in chats, and schmoozing on blogs. I've been making an effort to get my name known out there.
Soon, however, is the real deal. On May 18th I have an actual book to promote and I'll be out there showing my baby off to the world....
I have some printed cards, I have a slew of interesting blog posts relating to the book, I have some giveaways and contests planned. I even already have a handful of blog tour stops set up.
People will often buy books from authors whose work they're already familiar with, but what is it really that makes you take a chance on a brand new one?