Last night was my paperback launch and after two weeks of frantic planning, it was totally amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who turned up to support me. It meant so much. I have also been invited on two amazing blogs today, talking about writing a novel with Wendy Scott and writing mascots, with Jan Hawke.
For my paperback launch I set everything up with some amazing helpers and over 75 guests arrived. I did my thank you’s to the venue, florist and the person who made the book cake pops and edible book marks, then played my book trailer. Next I read the first chapter of my book. After that was an author Q&A and then people mingled while I signed so many books! Many people said that after they heard the first chapter, they couldn’t wait to go home and start reading the book. What a compliment! I was dithering wether I should include the book reading due to my being so nervous, but I’m so glad I did.
I had a queue of people to the door waiting for a signed copy of my book and I have never experienced anything like it. I signed books for 30-40 mins solidly and it really is worth the extra effort about decorations and bookmarks, swag bags, as people posted them on Facebook with my book links and some friends have now also bought my book, plus there were lots of smiling faces where people enjoyed discovering the treats inside the swag bags. It really was a night I will always remember and a big thank you to the continued support of my tour team for the ebook launch on the 30th Jan.
Here are some photos of my launch: The first one is a newspaper photo shoot just before the launch began.