The hardest thing I find about being an indie author is all the promo you have to do. I know mainstream authors also do loads of promo, but at least they have a whole team of trained PR & editorial staff to assist and advise.
Currently, as I'm sure you've noticed from my last posts, I am arranging the Witchcraft Blog Tour. Luckily I have made lots of blogger friends over the last few months and had contacts I could go to from doing my last 'Witchblood' tour, so I have the blogs and dates all sorted, which is great.
What isn't so great is that now I need to come up with five new ideas for guest posts! Three of the bloggers are writing reviews for me, which is great and necessary for the tour, but the other five either haven't yet had time to read Witchblood, or have read & liked WB, but haven't got time in the next month to read Witchcraft, and I understand because their reading lists are twice as long as mine, and I currently have a small pile of paperbacks by my bed, along with 3 pages of kindle downloads!
So back to the guest post drama... As I have already done one tour I can't re-use the same material, I need to come up with new ideas. So on the last tour I did an interview with Jess (my main character from WB) See here: http://eleusinianmysteriesofreading.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/witchblood-blog-tour-character.html and it went down really well. So I thought I'd do a follow-up interview with Daniel, this time. What do you think?
I'm also hoping one blog will give me some interview questions to answer, which leaves me with another three posts. Another idea I had was a post based on London, as in the WB tour I did a post all about Manchester, with photographic locations etc. As Jess does end up in London in Witchcraft I thought this would be a fun follow-up post.
Another idea I had was a post about love triangles in YA fiction. I didn't intend on having a love triangle, and I certainly don't see it as that. Jess is maybe messed up in WB, but in Witchcraft she sorts her head out, but I think it could make an interesting article.
What do you guys think? Is there anything you would like me to write about?