I’ve recently been told by my publisher that my new book with be out on the 30th Jan 2018. Hooray! The thing is …I now have to plan a virtual book launch. You may have seen my Twitter or Facebook post on this topic, where I have basically pleaded dramatically to anyone who can help me to make this process a success, to step forward! I have already published three books myself on Amazon, but this is my first launch and it is a complete mystery to me.
I began by thinking that the launch date was so far away, that it was too early to start planning, but seeing other authors with launch dates near mine already having book covers and blog tours planned, I’m starting to sweat and shake with nerves. Apparently it’s good to have live video Facebook feeds from your launch party, giveaways, quiz questions … What would make you attend a virtual book launch and what would draw you into interacting on Facebook and getting to know more about a book you hadn’t read yet?
So far I have set up a closed Facebook group that anyone can request to join. I will be jotting down launch day goals and explaining tips I have been given in case it helps anyone else in the group. I’m hoping that the people who have joined will jump in and have a great party with me on launch day. If you would like to be part of that experience, click the link here to join in with the launch group. The more the merrier!
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Hello Lizzie, found you on the #ASMSG circuit… I am happy to host your book release on my author blog, just give me a shout when you are ready! 😉
Thanks Catherine! Great to meet you. I have a blog tour sign up tab here on the front of my blog, or I can simply email you details. Let me know which suits you best.
So exciting. Sally Cronin is busy with a lovely blog tour and Craig Boyack (Entertaining Stories) and Teagan Geneviene (Teagan’s Books) also did smashing blog book tours recently. They compiled interesting posts about themselves and their writing together with the excerpt and book promotion. I on shared a lot of all of these authors posts.
That’s great! I really enjoy seeing other authors posts about their writing and sharing them too. You can learn so much about authors from these sort of tours.
How exciting! I will head over and join your Facebook group. I can host you when you are ready.
That’s fantastic! Thank you so much for the support. I will send you an email. Let me know if I can do anything to help promote your work too:)
Exciting news, Lizzie. And you’re right that you can never plan for promo too soon.
I’m not much of a Facebook user, but I’d be glad to host you on my blog when you’re ready!
Thanks Mae! That’s wonderful news. I’ll pencil you in and send an email to see what dates you have free. Hope you managed to get all of your writing done lately. I know you’ve been mega busy!
Almost there. Still about 10-12K to go. I hope to finish by Monday!
That’s fantastic! I wanted to finish my current manuscript this week and managed to write over 25,000 words. I’m totally exhausted, but the first draft is ready for edits now. My new release in Jan has a sequel, so I need to start that ASAP ready for next year.
You’re on a roll! 🙂
So excited for you, Lizzie! I’d be delighted to be a host along your tour, and will support and celebrate your launch in any way I can! Cheers! 🙂
Thanks Natalie! I really appreciate your support. Doing a launch with a publisher is so new to me, so having people around me to help really makes things exciting! I will email you.
Sounds awesome, Lizzie! Cheering you on. 🙂
It all sounds a little scary – a whole host of new skillsets to address and schedule. I think I’ve joined your FB group – but happy to host you any time for blog tours etc. 😀
Thanks Jan. Thank you for joining my tour group and Facebook page. You are a total star! I will drop you a mail.
Looking forward to reading more about the new book! And do let us know if you need anything?
Thank you! It’s very exciting. I will send you an email about the tour if you’d like to join in?
Yes, I would!
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How exciting! And looking forward to supporting you with your launch. 🙂
Thanks Marje. I’ve already sent you an email and have you on my tour list, so I’m really grateful for all of the help you’ve given me. Wishing you great success with your new book too!
Thank you Lizzie it seems to be going reasonally well. Looking forward to your release. Best, Marje x
Thanks Marje. x