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Blog Tour?

Posted in books by Andrew Hickey on June 22, 2011

This will sound both daft and egocentric in the extreme, but would anyone like to interview me?

I’ll explain.

I’m hoping to get the Seven Soldiers book finished this weekend, and get it published within a week or so of that. This book has taken an utterly ludicrous amount of work on my part, and I’d like it to have an audience, but it won’t have one. It’s a book about a six-year-old superhero comic, except it goes whole chapters barely mentioning the comic and talking about 17th century theologians or thermodynamics. This is not something that’s going to leap off the shelves.

But I think there are a small number of people who would *really* like it, and they’re the people I’ve been writing it for. I want them to be able to find it.

One of the ways all the people who write books on “How To Sell A Million Ebooks On How To Sell A Million Ebooks” say you should do is to do a ‘blog tour’ – go around a bunch of different blogs and do guest posts, and I think that might work. I think some of my friends might well have friends who would be interested in this book (or even my previous ones).

So what I’m thinking is, if people want to, I could answer a bunch of interview questions for different blogs and the interviews could be posted to coincide with the book coming out. Would anyone be interested in doing this?

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  1. plok said, on June 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I’ll take you up on that, Andrew! I’m going to do an “Interview Month” in July, and you’ll fit right in! Expect to talk about writing and publishing and interests and influences! And hopes and dreams…

  2. Zom said, on June 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I’m sure we could manage it!

  3. Deep Space Transmissions said, on June 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Realise I’m a pretty small fry here but would love to if you’re interested. You’ll be a guinea pig mind, never done an interview before. Been loving it so far, just about to dive into Frankenstein now!

    • Andrew Hickey said, on June 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      You’re far from small fry – I get a lot of traffic to this site referred from you. More importantly, you’re a good blogger, and it’s not as if I have a trillion readers myself. I’d be delighted.

  4. Gavin Robinson said, on June 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I could do that but I’d want to focus on ebooks and self-publishing in general more than this particular book.

  5. Quint said, on June 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    When the book is done, I’d definitely shoot an e-mail to Rich Johnston at Bleedingcool[dot]com if I was you. I wouldn’t mind doing it for you either if you like. I don’t know Rich personally, but know he’s a huge Grant Morrison fan and he has advocated other books about Grant in the past. There is also quite a large following of Grant on Bleedingcool as well.
    Another site you can shoot an e-mail to is Barbelith[dot]com they do a lot of articles about Grant Morrison (including interviews) as well as have a huge following of his on their forums. Besides that they tackle a lot of the same things you write about in general I think, so would wager they’d love to give you some exposure.

    • Andrew Hickey said, on June 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks for the tips.

      I doubt Rich J would promote my book – between him seeing the posts and him linking to me, I said some rather unpleasant things about him on Twitter. Which I feel *sort of* bad about now, but not entirely, since most of what I was talking about was how he is so unpleasant in his political cartooning, which I consider an utter disgrace, and if he can dish it out he should be able to take it.

      Many of my readers and friends are ‘Lithers past or present, and I used to post there very occasionally myself, so I might do something there.

    • Andrew Hickey said, on June 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      And then after saying that, Rich appears to have turned into Gandhi or something on Twitter, and has been saying incredibly nice things to me in response to my insults, and now I feel utterly horrible about saying anything bad about him.

  6. Nick said, on July 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hello – Alex Wilcock nudged me in the direction of this – I’m very interested if you are as the book sounds intriguing – forgive me ignorance but is it Filth or Invisibles? I never finished the Invisiblesbut it gives me a warm glow to think of it now. Of course I may be too late to the whole thing, but let me know either way!

    Great blog, by the way!

    N

    • Andrew Hickey said, on July 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

      Thanks, but the book tour has been organised now. Good of you to offer though. The book is on Seven Soldiers and is a collected and edited version of the recent blog posts I’ve done on it. It should be out tomorrow. Thanks again.

      • Nick said, on July 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

        No worries – hope all goes well and congratulations on the launch! Feel a bit ashamed now that I’d forgotten about Seven Soldiers – will track a copy down.


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