A while back, my pal Jim Averbeck and I got this idea to promote our books together. Book promotion is a lonely thing, and I was looking for company. It gets boring talking about your own book all the time, especially when you're not sure if anyone's listening. I figured, if Jim and I promoted our books together, I could talk about his book some of the time, and when I talked about my own book, I'd know at least he was listening.
It's turned out to be a pretty wonderful thing. For one thing, we've both probably done a lot more promotion than we would have otherwise, since we each didn't want to let the other one down. Generally, I'd rather write new books than call or email around trying to get people interested in one I've already written. But I'd promised Jim I'd contact those 20 people, just like he'd promised me he'd contact the other 20. So, I called and emailed, and did all the mortifying stuff you have to do when you're promoting a book And the result is, we've gotten quite a bit of attention for our books as well as for the nifty bookplate promotion we're doing with three other marvelous authors. Plus, we've had some really interesting conversations about this whole business of writing books for children. The conversations have been part of our Dragon and Dangerous Princess Blog Tour and I have collected all the blog tour stops here in one place, so you can listen in, or join in via the Comments section below.
There's more to come, too, so stay tuned!