Well, there are a few problems with promotion that I can think of off the top of my head, but the one I'm going to mention right this minute is that it's time consuming. Seriously, I've probably mentioned it/whined about it before. But I'm thinking of it now because I'm trying to prep for this May Days thing I want to start next week, so I haven't had time to do any more promo research. And next month while I'm making the big May Days effort, I don't plan to do much promotion because I can only concentrate on a few things at a time. I'll have May Days, getting myself up to speed on Ethan Allen for an appearance in June, the June Connecticut Children's Lit Calendar, Time Management Tuesdays, and whatever family surprises come up. Oh, and that essay I've been trying to finish. And maybe submit.
So I'll do myself a favor and drop promotion for May. No research. No approaching bloggers regarding the Saving the Planet & Stuff eBook. (I have someone lined up to do a post about it in October, by the way.) Nothing. Unless something drops in my lap, of course. Then I will go nuts and see what I can do.
I suspect some people will think that's a mistake. Their theory would be that promotion has to be a continuous process. I can see that. I just can't keep too many balls in the air.
Speaking of promotion, as I have been, and Saving the Planet & Stuff, the eBook, as I was, it will continue at the sale price through Sunday.