Summer time fun and preparing for my next release | Jo Linsdell

Summer time fun and preparing for my next release

This time of year is always super busy. With two young children, my calendar is full of school plays and a wide variety of other end of year activities. Then of course are the usual birthday parties and other social gatherings. As school is now out for my 6 year old (the 2 year old finishes later on this month), I'm also in full on summer mode coming up with fun things to do.

I'm one of those people that tend to go from very white to very red, and then back to a slightly less white. At the moment I'm in the very red stage following our first trip to the beach. 

Note to self: Be as good about putting sun scream on your own back as you are with the kids. Lobster is not a good look.

All this offline fun hasn't stopped me from working though...OK I'm working less at the moment but even I need some time off once in a while ;) I am preparing for my next release though. How to be Twittertastic will be released this July and so I have plenty of work to do.

The release of a book takes time and effort. I'm not just talking about getting the final product ready for publication either. All authors want their book to be a huge success right from the word go. In order for that to happen you need to put the work in BEFORE it goes to print. 

This month I'm working on my pre-release prep and promotion. So far I've done an exclusive cover reveal during the Promo Day event on 31st May followed by an official cover reveal on 2nd June where I was hosted on blogs and social media sites. 

I've also started my social media campaign by updating my Facebook page banner. This is the post that went out with the update:

Post by Jo Linsdell.

I'll be starting to prepare for the virtual book tour to promote the release over the next week or two which will include, guest posts, interviews, book spotlights, reviews, and more. If you'd like to be one of the first to sign up to host me during the tour please let a comment below or drop me an email. The tour will run over the whole month of July.