Random Things You Do Come Launch Week
I think it was two days ago that the crushing reality that I had a book coming out in under a week hit. It hurt. Mentally I had "work on short stories some more" slotted in this week, which got thrown out the window when I realized how much random stuff I still had/ have to do. So I'm just going to do a little list below for a low-effort post of the week.
Upload The Glass Dagger to Amazon and set up preorder (did that a while back I think).
Upload it again when an ARC reader spots a few more typos.
Create paperback for book three - this is done but I haven't made it live yet since they don't allow preorders for paperbacks. I don't think.
Set up a SALE for all three books: Between Feb 2-6th, The Woven Ring will be FREE, The Imbued Lockblade $.99/ 99p, and The Glass Dagger only $2.99.
Make some images, both to advertise book 3 and for the sale.
Learn how to make a background transparent for ads using only free services (I think they turned out alright).
Make Facebook ads to inform people of my sale.
Research Facebook Pixel and realize too late I have no use for it.
Get Amazon to put back up the link to all the books in my series (it disappeared when I uploaded book 3 for some reason).
Put out the Sigil January Newsletter (it's a good one).
Update the Sigil site to include my, Rob, and Ben's new releases.
Update my own damn site with the new tagline, covers for book 3.
Do it again after I forget that the damn cover pops up on a whole bunch of pages that need to be updated separately.
Write a guest blog for Fantasy Inn (I really look forward to this one coming out).
Put together a book playlist of my own for Fantasy Hive.
Not bad for no training and a suspect visually artist eye. Also being too cheap to buy Photoshop.
Track down when reviews are going up on blog sites.
Track down ARC readers and make sure they put up reviews on Goodreads/ Amazon come release day.
Buy them the preorder book while it's still cheap so they show up as verified reviewers on Amazon.
Update the maps in the paperbacks for books one and two.
Fix typo in book one that's existed for almost three years. But only in the paperback.
Reupload book one a THIRD time because I forgot to update the page numbers when I took out the old maps.
Put out this blog post because I somehow got convinced I should blog weekly.
And I think that about does it. I may update this though. Right after I go get some sleep.