Update on self publishing process:
I received the proof copy of my novel. Honestly, I am blown away by the number of tiny errors I've found - especially considering how many times I went over the manuscript before submitting it. Not only did I go over it but I had very knowledgeable people read it including writers/editor. Can you say stressed? Thankfully, Carol Ann Ross (author of The Days of Hairawn Muhly) gave me a break and finished looking for the errors. Now it's just a matter of revising. I'm sure you can guess how I'll be spending the 4th of July.
As I am self published, I don't have a marketing department behind me. So I'm thinking about a virtual book tour...and I've been looking at a company called Enchanted Book Promotions. If you promoted your novel using a blog tour, what was your experience? Is it something you'd recommend?