This past week I've been planning the tour. That means deciding, first of all, who my target audience is for the book.
Reader's theater is primarily a tool that teachers and librarians use for developing fluency and for making learning fun, so teachers and librarians make up part of my audience.
I would also like to target writers, because reader's theater is really fun to write. It's also a doorway into publication that a lot of folks might not consider.
My book is specifically geared toward social studies classes, so I'd like to find a way to get the word to them.
And because I homeschooled for 13 years, I know the value of tools for creative learning. I'd like to reach some folks in this market.
So this week, I've been e-mailing a few people that I think would be interested in being part of my blog tour. I'm not a great self-promoter, so this is a bit of a challenge for me, but I'm learning to embrace this part of the journey, too.
Last week I saw an old professor who asked if I had set up a book signing at the local Barnes and Noble. Well, no, I haven't gotten that brave yet. Looks like I might have to, though.