My debut novel launched on 2 December and I was a bit bummed that I would’t have a book store
launch like I did for an anthology I was in as there’s no physical book at this point. However, I decided to still hold a local media event and local television and newspaper media outlets turned up.
My home town of Mackay is small enough that an author being published by a US publisher like Entranced is news.
Daily Mercury also releases web news and they got me to do a reading of the opening of SLEEPER, which was a lot of fun. You can watch it here and laugh at my Aussie accent (one of my friends said I sounded more British than Aussie).
Other options you can include for in-person publicity include:
- Readings at local libraries and schools (especially if they loan out eBooks).
- Presenting at literary festivals and conferences.
- Themed scavenger hunts.
- Swag giveaways at markets
If you have a in-person promo tip for a digitally only release, please share!