I’m firmly in the middle of my three book series for Tor. Since they’re releasing back-to-back, I have to write them that way, too. That’s been wonderful. In my previous series, the installments were written apart from each other and usually with another book for another publisher in another genre written in between. It’s much easier to write to them together.
On Monday, my editor told me the publisher was ready to begin planning promotion, etc. for the series… which is still thirteen months away from release. I’ve become fairly used to planning promotions for unwritten books (although I still freak out a bit when I see books for sale on retailer websites and I haven’t even started writing yet! *gulp*) But I admit, I’m especially thrilled about this series promotion. Aside from it being my first consecutive release, it’s my first with Tor and my first under the new pen name. It’ll also be my first mass market original release. Up until now I’ve published only in trade paperback, which has much smaller distribution and much higher price points.
So I submitted my promotional plan/wish list to the publisher, then got back to work. I should have official blurbs, etc. to share soon. ARCs for the first book are also in the works and I’m hopeful I’ll have some for personal use — i.e. contests/giveaways — in addition to the ones the publisher will send out for quotes and reviews. After all the books I’ve released, I wouldn’t have thought I’d be so giddy about all of this, but I am.
I hope the upcoming week is lovely for you. Anyone heading out for some green beer or other verdant treat on Monday?