Planning for Promotions

When I was first starting out, I read and listened to what everyone was doing for promotion--and frankly, I still do, though perhaps not with quite as much diligence as I did in the beginning.

This is what I have coming up in the next few months--perhaps this will give some of you authors an idea or two about something you've never tried before.

On Saturday, May 15th, I'll be speaking to Writers of Kern (a branch of California Writers) about e-publishing, the topic they requested.

Wednesday, May 19th we're headed for Mayhem in the Midlands in Omaha. This is my favorite mystery con--only 200 people can come and the majority are readers. I'll be on two panels and moderating a third. For a mystery writer this is a fantastic con.

On June 13th, I'll be on a panel about electronic publishing for the California Crime Writers conference--again, I was asked to do this.

We'll be headed to Las Vegas the middle of the next week for the Public Safety Writers Conference. I'm the program chair for this one and we've increased our registration by 100% this year. We've got 31 coming. I'm really excited. This is a small writing conference, but is it ever a good one.

On the fourth of July, I'll have a booth in Exeter's park. Did it last year and it was a lot of work, but great fun.

On the 11th, I'm talking about both of my latest books at the Beale Memorial Libary in Bakersfield. I got this gig by e-mailing the nearest libraries and offering my services.

I'm going to be selling by books for three days at the Santa Maria Fair, July 15-17, from 11 to 4. I've never done this before, we'll see how it turns out.

In August, on the 22nd, I'll be talking about how to write a mystery at the Fine Arts and Books Festival in San Juan Capistrano.

So you can see I'll be busy--hope my list has given you a few ideas.

Marilyn a.k.a. F. M. Meredith


Cheryl said…
Aren't you a busy woman. Good for you! I love your work. Keep writing and keep promoting!


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