1- Create your list of contacts.
Put together a list of all your professional and personal contacts who you think should know about your book.
Create a clean list of email addresses so that when the book is released, you can easily send out an email to everyone to let them know.
2- Contact your local Bookstores about hosting a launch party.
Many bookstores are happy to do this, especially for local authors. Launch parties at bookstores are a win/win for both parties.
More coming soon.