I’m launching my latest e-book this week and I’ve run into a little snag. To really do good promotion work, you need to point the advertising at your target audience, and you do that by deciding what genre your book is.
And I have no clue.
I know what it isn’t. I know it’s not Sci-Fi, and it’s not Horror or Suspense, or Mystery or Erotica, or Adventures among the Bedouin… It might be YA, but I don’t know for sure what that really means anymore.
Tribute tells the story of Lisa, a teenage girl whose mother runs a management agency for musicians and whose father was Stone, the legendary lead guitarist of Zen Assassin. Lisa loves writing music and lyrics of her own, but could never win Stone’s approval. Now he’s dead, and she’s adrift, out of school and wondering where to go next.
Out of the blue, she encounters Pitch Blend, the one-time lead singer of the same band. He’s charming, and almost dissolute, but she learns that it was really him – and not Stone – who wrote the band’s big hits. Can she get him to help her with her own songwriting career? Can she re-ignite his love of music? Before she can find out, Pitch becomes embroiled in a local tribute band competition…as himself. Lisa explains to him why this is a bad idea, but he sees it as easy money, the adulation and reward without the hard work of touring.
Things get more complicated when Pitch meets Lisa’s mother and they discover some truths about their own brief affair a few years before. Not to mention the fact that one of Lisa’s mum’s clients is ALSO in the tribute competition as Pitch Blend…But a younger Pitch Blend. A less hung-over Pitch Blend.
There’s comedy, there’s beer, there’s Rock n’ Roll, but what there isn’t is a label on the cover saying “Suitable for….”
Any suggestions welcome in the comments below – you can download the book for free from Amazon during the 29th and 30th October.
FREE BOOK! On October 29th and 30th (Counting time in a Canadian, West-coast kinda way.)