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I have a short story that I'm going to self-publish--it's a New Year's Eve ghost story. Here's the cover!



The photo is by Mary Gordon, a Wyoming-based photographer. You can see more of her work on Flickr; she's gebodogs there. I searched on "ghostly highway" and her photo was perfect. (The original photo is horizontal rather than vertical--check it out here.)

Here's the very brief blurb (it's a very short story--about 3,880 words)

After catching her husband in the arms of another woman on New Year's Eve, Jolene spins out on the highway--but a mysterious stranger comes to her aid.

So.... when would be a good time to release this story?
(1) Now!

(2) Sometime closer to Christmas

(3) Between Christmas and New Year's

(4) Right before New Year's

(5) Some other time that you'll share in comments**

**Please don't specify a time in the past. I can't do that yet!

Date: 2017-12-13 01:07 am (UTC)
mount_oregano: Let me see (Default)
From: [personal profile] mount_oregano
Now. Because it takes a long time and a lot of repetition to promote a publication.

Date: 2017-12-13 01:12 am (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
The photo is by Mary Gordon, a Wyoming-based photographer.

It's beautiful! There's such a sense of motion in it.

I vote:

(3) Between Christmas and New Year's

It will give me something to look forward to in the dead days.

Date: 2017-12-13 02:46 am (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Hmmm. I'm leaning toward now, honestly, just because the holidays just get busier and busier as they go right up through New Year's, so people might not have time to buy and read if you post it later.

Also, if you post it now, people might give it as a little Kindle stocking-stuffer for Christmas. Never underestimate the Christmas crowd!

Date: 2017-12-13 03:04 am (UTC)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
Not that I'm an expert, but I'd vote now and then mention it on Twitter so that all of us who follow you can retweet it and those of us who have read it can recommend it.

Also, tell me when it's up and I'll leave a review!!!

Date: 2017-12-13 01:12 pm (UTC)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
You are so sweet. :)

Date: 2017-12-13 04:10 am (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
(4) Right before New Year's

Date: 2017-12-13 05:32 am (UTC)
zyzyly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zyzyly
Now! Love the cover image!

Date: 2017-12-13 09:38 am (UTC)
shewhomust: (ayesha)
From: [personal profile] shewhomust
I like to have things happening between Christmas and New Year, but people are making a good case for now. You could do a boost before New Year though, couldn't you?

Date: 2017-12-13 12:29 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
If you were as widely known as you deserve, Boxing Day. As it is, now.

Date: 2017-12-13 03:10 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer
Now. More time to promote.

Date: 2017-12-13 04:05 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer

:-)

My vote...and a thank you!

Date: 2017-12-14 06:05 pm (UTC)
gebodogs: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gebodogs
Reading through the other's comments I vote now, with a push towards New Years. I also want to thank those who commented on the photo. I appreciate the feedback. I enjoy having it as the cover of Francesca's great story!

Mary Gordon

Re: My vote...and a thank you!

Date: 2017-12-14 06:10 pm (UTC)
gebodogs: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gebodogs
Anytime!

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