Gearing up for publication

7 Feb

With just over a month to go until FRY goes live, I’ve been running around with my hair on fire, trying to get everything ready. No mean feat, when you’re a full-time mum to two active toddlers!Image

I’ve got a few blogs signed up for my blog tour, but I need to do more work on that. I continue to be active on Twitter and Facebook, have increased my network on Linked in, and have been exploring places like Goodreads, where I already have a good number of friends, but I haven’t interacted much yet.

Feedback has been tricking in from my beta readers. I’m still waiting on a few key people, but I’m getting a good overall picture. It’s interesting how people spot different things when they beta read. Some people pick through the book, line by line, querying hundreds of little points of grammar or fact. Others just enjoy the book and tell me they couldn’t put it down. The main query I’ve had is that it’s not completely clear that the book is set in the UK. I need to make some subtle changes to some of my police facts to put it more in line with the UK procedures. But also, the names of some of my characters, as well as the name of the town the book is set in, do not necessarily scream ‘England!’. Some readers thought it was set in America. One said Australia. I need to decide how important that is.

FRY launches on Amazon on the 12th March, and will be free for one day on March the 14th.

What do you think are the most important things you need to go to prepare for publication?

Next week there will be a guest blog from Cinthia Ritchie.

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7 Responses to “Gearing up for publication”

  1. Lorna's Voice February 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    SO much work to get ready for a launch. You seem to be doing all of the right things. Do you have any blog interviews lined up? I could do one.

  2. Pete Denton February 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    When are you doing the tour?

    I have had a few guest bloggers post on a theme of whether you’re a planner or pantser. If you’d be interested in doing a post, about your book, on that theme let me know.

    • Lorna Dounaeva February 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

      Pete – that would be good. I am starting the tour 12th march and will probably keep going till the end of April so just let me know when you have a spare date 🙂

      • Pete Denton February 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

        How about the 16th March? You should be able to email me from this comment and we can go through the arrangements.

      • Lorna Dounaeva February 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

        Pete – sounds good!

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