>I need help. Here’s the deal:
Prey, the fourth book in my Shifters series comes out on July 1, less than three months from now, and My Soul to Take, the first in my (young adult) Soul Screamers series comes out a scant month later, on August 1.
Awesome, right? Back to back releases.
Well, not quite.
The problem is that I have no idea at all how to properly promote two releases so close together. Especially in this case, because they’re not in the same series, so I can’t really push them both with the same effort. I’m not even really reaching out to the same audience, though I’d be thrilled if my adult readers like Kaylee and her stories as well as my werecat world.
I want to be able to devote all of my time, energy, and promotional budget to each of them, but I’m finally starting to understand how truly impossible that is.
I don’t even know which cover to use as my profile picture on LJ, My Space, Facebook, etc… Okay, right now that’s a no-brainer, because I don’t actually have the YA cover yet. But I’m told that it’s coming. Very, very soon. On My Space, I can rotate covers, as I’m doing now with a couple of others. But that only solves a very small part of my problem.
So, I turn to you, my dear blog readers. Ideas? Any- and everything. I’m listening, and hoping for suggestions from both writers and readers. Anyone been in this situation, with back-to-back non-related releases? Anyone been in a similar situation? Anyone just inspired by the very idea?
Oh, and while I’m on the subject, if you’re a reviewer, and you would like to do an interview, Q&A, review, contest, or host a guest blog in association with either of my summer releases, drop me a line. I’m making out my on-line schedule.