Thank you, everyone, who participated in any way with yesterday’s launch. From the reviews that kept popping up, to seeing Unclaimed‘s cover all over the Open Book linkup, to the Unclaimed Release Party on Facebook, to having my husband check in during the party to say that Unclaimed had broken the top 100 in the same category as The Hunger Games, to waking up towards the comfortable middle of that same category today… it was a really, really nice launch day.
Oh, all that while also visiting our favorite librarian, getting some summer phonics in for Second Shift, oven canning dried blueberries, and in spite of it all, NOT EATING TAKEOUT OF ANY KIND!
Hold on. I think this is turning into a Small Success Thursday post…
That’s where you link up with CatholicMom.com and share about all the little things that went right this week (or, in my case, month or day or whatever).
Anyway, over the next week-ish, a number of kind bloggers will be talking about Unclaimed on their blogs while I get to prepping Nameless (Book 2) for your reading
Later today, July 7, Tanya Weitzel will be posting a review on CatholicMom.com
Tomorrow, July 8, I’ll be over at Theresa Linden‘s.
July 9: Ellen Gable
July 10: Marianne Sciucco
July 11: Barb S. aka Franciscan Mom
July 12: Sarah Reinhard, aka Snoring Scholar
July 13: Sherrie’s Scriptorium
July 14: Carolyn Astfalk
July 15: Amy M. Bennett
July 16: Laura at Suburban Sainthood
Please visit those bloggers and give them some love, aka comments & shares!
Also, there still are party favors available until midnight (EDT) July 9 over at the Unclaimed Release Party on Facebook. Comment on the party favor threads that interest you, or just join in the discussion!
By the way, so much to love about a virtual book release party:
- can last beyond the official end time without draining the introvert’s energy
- great discussion
- budget-friendly for the author who doesn’t have a ton of cash to drop on venue fees and actual snacks
- higher likelihood of international guests attending
- can be attended in underpants
- or not–nobody has to know either way
Would a blog post on how I put together this particular launch party be helpful to anyone? I hesitate to ask, because I’m afraid it’s fishing for attention. On reflection, though, if I know nobody’s interested beyond myself, I’ll just keep my notes in a file and not have to spend time tidying them up, giving them pretty pictures, actually remembering to write the bloody auto-Tweet, and so and so.
I know an author who is considering a Facebook launch party. If you do a post on the subject, I’ll definitely direct her here.
I thoroughly enjoyed the launch party! And I’d definitely be interested in knowing how you did it – for future reference, when someday I can actually call myself a writer.
Now that I’m getting caught up with email, I got your attachments and yes, I’ll talk you up on my blog on July 13th! I hope I can do your writing justice but I’ll give it a go!
This is all very exciting. Congratulations!