I met with my publisher at New Libri yesterday and we talked about a few minor edits for Painted Black to look at which they will send me soon. And we talked about cover image suggestions. And we talked about promotion and marketing ideas to get started on. And we set the release date for this fall.
And…I am getting SO excited that this is actually going to happen. I’m still a little (read “a lot”) fuzzy on this whole marketing thing, especially the web/social media presence. But the great thing about working with a small press who is just starting out is that marketing me and my novel is essential to marketing New Libri as well. So I feel more supported than I might have at a larger house, or even a well established small press which has more important, market-tested authors to spend their time and budget on.