All of the people who supposedly know about such things say that, at this point in my career as a writer, I am supposed to be busily and industriously engaged in promoting my books, mainly through “fan outreach.” As my publisher is not interested in flying me around the country to place me at book signings and conventions, an immediate schedule of wide-ranging public appearances is not in the cards.
I am, however, interested in hearing from readers about what kind of outreach they would like to see and in which they would participate, from among those avenues available to me. Some of the things I am thinking about are: (1) making a series of Youtube videos in which I answer questions from fans, (2) appearing at a few conventions that are easy to reach from my home in Arizona, (3) engaging in live online chats with readers, (4) other modes that you folks suggest. This is all in the exploratory stages right now, and I am intensely interested in input from my readers. Let me hear from you, either in the comments to this post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.