I’m getting into the social media aspect of book promotion late in the game. I should have started this a year ago. That said, I’m doing alright for only having publication related social media accounts active for the last four days. I’ve had to rebuild my Facebook page three times already, but I’m very happy with where that is now. I don’t foresee another rebuild on that one, ever.
My twitter account was lucky enough that I could just do a cosmetic rename on it. As a result, my follows on that account haven’t been negatively impacted and in only four days, as of just a few minutes ago, I’m up to 201 followers! WOOT!
I know that’s not a very high bar, but considering it’s only been four days and the book isn’t even in print yet, I’d call that a victory.
I am ecstatic right now! I’m SO CLOSE to having a bookstore-quality physical copy of my novel in my hands for the first time!
I’ve formatted and uploaded all of my files to the printer’s webpage. I’ve created a temporary promotional cover to print until my artist delivers the official cover art. The printer still has to review everything, which should take another day or so. Once that’s done, if everything looks good, I’ll be able to print a proof copy.
I was able to get a copy of the promotional cover. Is that too legit to quit, or what?!
One of the hardest things to do is write a good synopsis that correctly describes your book without giving away all of your big reveals. If you were to read my synopsis and then ask me what it was really about, I’d have to say, “it’s a supernatural mystery involving an angel, a werewolf, and a wiener dog. What’s not to love?”
That gives you a little more without giving up too many of my secrets.
The Names of Power series, by Travis Galvan, follows a pair of siblings as they are forced into the world of the supernatural against their will. Please return to this blog for regular updates on the series, special events, and writing samples.