It's a missnomer that traditionally published authors will be given a budget and sent off on tour like a parent would give a student off to college. Most marketing and promtion is done exculsively by the author.
I wrote a post another blog called the Hezikiah Effect for Authors which basically said if we are all given our fifteen minutes of fame, to authors it more like a month past our release date, to make an impact and gurantee the shelf life of our books, why can't we be like Hezekiah and pray for another fifteen?
Thankfully the internet has done a lot for authors to expose more poeple to our products rather than expensive live local and regional tours that tack on travel and lodging fees. Don't get me wrong I still get out there new cap to new cap with readers. I invested my dollars also in an industry leader of blog tours Tyora Moody at Tywebbin creations for a virtual blog tour (www.tywebbin.com). Catche me around cyberspace at these locations, plus my mystery launch party.
KC Girlfriends Book Club Radio Show live interview
August 30, 2010 8:30p.m.
Dream4More Blog talk radio interview
September 5, 2010 6pmEST
Black Authors Network radio launch
September 8, 2010 8:00 p.m. EST
Word Thirst Literary Journal Interview with Ashea Goldson
September 9, 2010
Book Launch Mystery Party
Urban Knowledge Bookstore
Arundel Mills Mall
7000 Arundel Mills Blvd.
Hanover, MD 21076
September 11, 2010
Capitol Book Fest
State Museum of PA
Harrisburg, PA 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
September 18, 2010