Monday, March 17, 2014

West of Paradise, A - Z, and me

Okay. I really struggled with this. First off I had a theme all picked out after last year and even had each word written down...But then it turns out my very first book is scheduled to be released at the end of March, just days a way from A - Z.

How could I possibly post about Death (my original theme) when I know my publisher is expecting me to promote my book? Not to mention the fact that I am so not one of those rub my book in your face type of person. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to be able to call myself an author but if I'm going to talk about my book I want to do it in a way that might possibly be interesting to the people reading about it.

So. Here's the plan. I've signed up for A - Z but my theme is the year my book takes place, 1881. The only deviants will be a few of my characters who I'll mention on the appropriate letter, and those other letters who I haven't found anything for (X, Y, Z being the main culprits). I will also be giving away my free copies to people who express interest, by way of saying thank you for stopping by to hear about 1881 and my book.

Hopefully this will interesting and maybe you'll learn something you didn't know - like what happened here on October 26, 1881...


17 comments:

  1. That's a cool theme! And a good way to promote your book without promoting your book.

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  2. Great idea, Marcy. And promoting your book has to come first. Yay! Excited for you.

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  3. Ooooh what a great theme! 1881!! Yay!! Looking forward to reading your entries!! Take care
    x

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  4. This sounds like such an awesome theme. What a great way to promote your book. Looking forward to your posts!

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  5. is you excited about the book release, sister? Are we going to have a launch party? A ball? A gala event?

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  6. What a great theme idea! Can't wait to read what you dug up from that year. Best of luck with the release.

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  7. Excellent compromise. I love learning about new things, times, places, etc. And you will make your publisher happy (and generate legitimate interest in your book!).

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  8. Sounds like a very interesting theme. You're going to be very busy.

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  9. Outstanding theme! I will be looking forward to it. Creative and a match for your story. Well done. And, I know I've said it before, but I will say it again. Congratulations!

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  10. Great idea. Thematic without being too in-your-face. Looking forward to it.

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  11. Sounds very intriguing- looking forward to visiting! Congratulations on your book!! :)

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  12. I like using the A to Z Challenge in this way, since I'm not an in your face promoter either. When my recipe book came out I promoted during April by sharing recipes A to Z. I love your idea and I look forward to learning more about the setting and time frame of West of Paradise!

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  13. Have fun! I loved doing A-Z last year. But I'm taking April off this year.

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  14. This is a great idea, Marcy. A perfect way to promote without PROMOTING, if you know what I mean :) I will definitely come by to learn about 1881! and - CONGRATULATIONS!

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  15. That's a unique theme, so it will be interesting, I'm sure of it.

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