The Firefly & Wisp group has been very welcoming. They've taken steps to help me sell more copies of The Odic Touch, which makes me happy!
I've been thinking about ways to promote Relic on a local basis once it comes out, and one way would be to go to The Book Tavern (downtown Augusta's indie bookstore) and see if they'd allow me to set up a book-signing. (I'd have to buy some paper-backs from FF&W, but would be able to sell them as I see fit... though I wouldn't go over cover price, obviously.) I'm on a first-name basis with the Book Tavern's owner and the employees, so they'd probably be open to it! I'll definitely ask before the book's release.
In addition to The Book Tavern, there are other various activities around the Augusta area where I could promote my work. Last month at the Columbia County Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, there was an author selling his books at a booth there, so I suppose I could rent a spot next year! There are other possibilities, such as the Westobou Festival and Arts in the Heart of Augusta (and the similar arts event in Aiken), but I won't get caught up in that before the book's release... too much ;-)