You know that Granny Rainbow's been launched. (You can't help but know if you're following my blog or we're connected on Facebook or the Word Cloud!) You know that I'm selling books. You probably even know that there are three copies up for grabs on Goodreads in a giveaway.
I know that if I want Granny Rainbow to be bought, I have to publicise her as a product to keep sales moving. Which is fine - as long as I don't say it too often or keep talking about Granny to the exclusion of all else. (But you will let me get excited, won't you, when I get a nice review or some feedback from a reader or have a successful sales event?)
Unfortunately, I've noticed a couple of worrying developments which have left me wondering whether I'm turning into a marketing monster already, in spite of my best intentions not to do the hard-sell.
I have booked into a Spring Fair next weekend, mainly to sell the last few crafty bits we made for our church reordering fund...but I'm also taking Granny Rainbow with me.
My parents celebrated their Golden Wedding yesterday with family and friends; a couple of my aunts and uncles had asked me to take the book so I did. And packed a few spares, which I also sold.
I even took copies to church; Laura and myself belong to the same church and there's understandably a fair bit of interest and support for Granny Rainbow within the congregation.
It just doesn't feel right to be touting for business at some of these occasions, yet I know I can't afford to miss out on a sale until I've at least covered my costs; there's a way to go yet before Granny Rainbow breaks even. I keep telling myself I'm carting books round with me as a 'just in case', rather than as a determined effort to sell...
But what kind of things will definitely turn me into a marketing monster? Tell me, please - and I'll try to avoid them!