I think I'm really feeling the difference between a big publisher release (of Bodies in Motion, from HarperCollins) and a small press release (The Stars Change, from Circlet Press). I love Circlet and love my editor there. But even though they're the little press that could, they don't have the resources to send me a multi-city book tour, or arrange radio interviews, or buy ads in major magazines, or send hardcovers to major print outlets for review (and get them to actually review them).
There are advantages to small press, I know, and Circlet will do what they can re: publicity; they've done some things already and have more planned. And they're certainly doing more than I would have done on my own, with the original Kickstarter-planned publication. But right now, I'm feeling quite wistful for the big splashy expensive release. Maybe I should've thrown myself a launch party for this book; it just seemed sort of silly, given that it was so close to the Jaggery release.
Right now, I sort of feel like I went through all this work to write this book, and we've now tossed it out into the publishing waters, where it will sink, unnoticed, like a very small stone.