Guest Blogger: Joe Mahoney's Big Book Bub Adventure
A few weeks back, I mentioned on the listserver for SF Canada (a professional writer’s organization of which I am a member), that I was starting a blog series on self-publishing that was going to essentially be a report from the trenches regarding the challenges and triumphs I encountered on the way to launching my first novel, The Human Template. I was hoping that some other members who are currently going through or have recently gone through the same experience would be will to do guest posts on my blog.
Several of them expressed an interest, so today, I am posting the first of those.
Joe Mahoney’s first novel, A Time and a Place came out in October 2017 from now-defunct Canadian small press, Five Rivers Publishing.
I have long believed that author promotion shouldn’t end shortly after your book is launched and falls short of the bestseller lists. Mahoney is an living example of someone following that conviction. He gave me permission to reprint a post from his blog, assortednonsense.com to detail the most recent and most ambitious part of his marketing journey and I wanted to use it as my first guest post while it was still fresh. Here's Joe's post from Sept 12, 2020.