15 November 2011, Publication - more Marketeer
Introduction: I realized that I need to introduce this blog a little. I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. The working title was Daemon, and this was my 21st novel. Over the last year, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way. At this moment, I'm showing you the marketing material I put together for a novel.
Today's Blog: To see the steps in the publication process, go to my writing website http://www.ldalford.com/ and select "production schedule," you will be sent to http://www.sisteroflight.com/.
With the publication of your book, you turn from a writer to a marketeer. If you have followed my example, you can handle this smoothly because you have all the basic marketing materials ready to go. You publisher will have other ideas for you. One of them will likely be the recommendation to start a blog :-D. Did you notice, I have a blog. Isn't it a great thing that I like to write?
This is the reason I gave you one of my books (with commentary). I am genuinely interesting in helping you become a better writer (and helping me become a better writer). I am also trying to show you how skilled my fiction is and how the process of publishing and writing works (at least from my experience).
I'd do it anyway, but blogging is one of my publisher's recommendations. For grins, I'll let you know a little about my life. I work full time as a test pilot and engineer. I am keeping up three daily blogs, an event driven blog, and a special article area at http://www.wingsoverkansas.com/. I am writing another novel (number 22) and editing others as time allows. I'm a busy person.
I'll give you more details on marketing tomorrow.
I'll repeat my published novel websites so you can see more examples: http://www.ldalford.com/, and the individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel.com/, http://www.centurionnovel.com/, http://www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, http://www.thefoxshonor.com/, and http://www.aseasonofhonor.com/.