Tip of the Day: My new picture book, LITTLE CHIMP'S BIG DAY, is showing as shipping from Amazon. If you have little ones, I hope you'll check it out!
I think I'm supposed to be promoting my new picture book, and I'm totally and completely lost as to how to do it.
I know some people do book trailers, but I don't have the money to hire someone and I don't really feel skilled enough to do it myself. Besides, unless it's really creative and I can think outside the box, I'm not sure a book trailer for a picture book is all that effective.
If I had postcards done, I don't know where I'd send them.
The only thought I had was I could try and get in touch with Sara Gruen (WATER FOR ELEPHANTS) who also has a book coming out Sept 7th called APE HOUSE and see if she would take me on tour with her. She could sell her monkey book to adults and I could sell my monkey book to kids.
Something tells me, she probably wouldn't take me up on it though. But what a good idea, huh? We could call it the Monkey Tour! Or, uh, monkeys on tour. Ha!
It's hard to feel motivated about it too, because a big part of me feels like people simply don't buy picture books anymore. At least not hardcover ones from an unknown author anyway.
So, if you were me, what would you do? Put on a monkey suit and walk around town? Spam your facebook friends every day for the next month with stuff about the book? Other ideas? Not a thing?
Can I just say that I really don't like promotion much?
But yay - a cute picture book with adorable illustrations and fun, rhyming text!! That part is fun. The rest, um yeah, not so much.
~Lisa, Miss Crafting a Career