Apparently there is a difference! So should you read my new book and take a look at the promo picture just turn that page and chalk it up to a lesson learned. Squinting into the sun while on vacation does not transpose well in certain kinds of medium. And please be gentle and leave it up to me to say, "What was I thinking?"
A Lake in ThailandIt's been a week of lessons learned from organizing a book launch that for a time hitched and hiccoughed and seemed like it would never get off the ground to e-mails that went unanswered. Then I read that readers were tired of being inundated with promotional material, that contests didn't get their attention, that give aways meant nothing. After reading that I debated dropping the promo monster, leaving him snorting and gasping in the hallway and just getting on the cheapest flight to anywhere with a stack of good books and a well earned break.
I get not wanting to follow an author who just trumpets "buy my book." But the rest - what is an author to do? Because you dreamt it does not mean they will come!
On the shores of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
And this afternoon, while thinking of foreign shores, I'm going out to support an author and buy a book - someone I've never read before!
And you - what is your day looking like?