On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here)
I clear my calendar for the day and tell family I’ll be unavailable for anything. If it’s not bleeding or on fire, it doesn’t get my attention. If I had an evil day job, I would take vacation time on release day.
Before the release, I do everything I can in advance: my newsletter, my blogs, contest giveaways, even emails are written and ready to go, so that about the only thing I need to do is get the buy link out there. The only thing…ha ha ha. As soon as I have buy links, the scramble begins.
This was my task list (in prioritized order) once I had the buy link for the last month’s release of Claimed by the Cyborg:
- Update release day newsletter and schedule/send to subscribers
- Email buy links to book tour company and release week bloggers (5 people)
- Update links on my release day blog, my website book page, my website side bar, my email signature line
- Post release announcement on Facebook
- Tweet about release
- Post release photogram on Instagram
- Claim book on Amazon Author Central page
- Contact Author Central to have them link Claimed to the rest of the books in the series and link the ebook and paperback versions
- Claim book on BookBub Partner’s page
- Make book available for review on NetGalley
- Change bio URL on Instagram to contest page
- Post contest photogram on Instagram
- Update buy links on Instagram contest blog
- Develop, submit Facebook Ad
- Submit Amazon ad
- Send buy links to Delighted Reader pickup lines promotion
- Update remaining guest blogs with buy links and email them (14)
- Finalize guest blogs, update & email for Goddess Fish Book tour (10)
- Solicit reviews from sites requiring buy links
- Send follow-up newsletter
Is your release day as crazed as mine? Is there anything else that you do on release day?
My next book will be Alien Mate. Preorder March, release in April
Sneak Peek! Read chapter one here
Falsely convicted…exiled…forced to take an alien mate
Not only did my Earth government fail to protect me from the syndicate that wants me dead, they convicted me of a crime and packed me onto a ship with other female felons and sent me to a frozen primitive wasteland of a planet to become an alien’s mate. Earth needs Dakon’s minerals; Dakon is desperate for females after a catastrophe killed them off. As soon as my appeal comes, I’m outta here. I have no desire to be some barbarian’s “mail order bride,” even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. Besides, he doesn’t want me either. His disappointment is written all over his chiseled alien face. His people are desperate for women, and he doesn’t like me? Well, fine! Mr. Law-and-Order would be more than disappointed if he learned what my crime was. He’d banish me into the wilderness, because that’s what they do to lawbreakers on Dakon. To stay safe, I’ll keep quiet and make the best of things until I can get back to Earth. There’s no chance I’ll fall in love with Mr. Hard-Bodied Alien and want to stay on Dakon. No way.