So, I admit I have not embraced promotion the way that I should've for my most recent books, Bringing in the New Year and The Year of the Rat (ha-HA, how's that for a plug?). I've done zero book signings, zero appearances and zero interviews. Instead of going on a book tour, I went on a tour of China. Instead of searching and obtaining book reviews, I've reviewed restaurants. Ah, the life of an author in denial.
But strangely, my books have gotten a little attention. It was quite a thrill when my friend Amy(of editomato) sent me this:
And then another friend in Montreal sent me this:
Very cool! Very neat. Very...um, guilt inducing. Suddenly I am full of remorse as I realize both of my books are seasonal/holiday-oriented and that this holiday only comes once a year..and the year of the rat only comes once every twelve. What have I done? I have thrown my books out into the world without even trying to get them a good start in life. Eeks! Okay, I've got a little bit over 24 hours before Chinese New Year strikes--any suggestions?