After launch, the project team was hard at work conducting social media marketing and spreading the word about Faultland. While Suzy was busy visiting multiple podcasts and giving interviews, Ooligan was not quite ready to hand over the full weight of the marketing just yet. We still had one more trick up our sleeve: a Portland scavenger hunt.
On the surface, The Adulterants is a dry, witty, coming-of-age story about a manchild. But manchildren aren’t going to buy the book for themselves. They probably wouldn’t ever walk into a bookstore of their own volition, and they certainly wouldn’t openly identify themselves as a manchild in need of self-reflection. Instead, Tin House targeted the people in their lives who wanted to intervene before it was too late.
Realistically, most first-time authors seeking out a literary agent to pitch their book probably aren’t going to know all there is to know about their respective genre, and that is where the agent comes into play.