I finally launched my latest book with my first ever Facebook party last night. I had 86 guests and seven prize winners. It was so much fun and the party over ran and lasted three hours!
I ran a competition for readers to post a picture of their copy of Ninja School Mum and had great response and saw some photos I will cherish. Some of the photos are below.
I have now changed my launch page on Facebook to a team networking group for creatives. Join in if you’d like to. We will all be talking about new marketing ideas for our work. There are just under 300 members so far, so it’s a great place to chat about your ideas.
Today I am also very excited to have been invited back to the blog of wonderful author and amazing supporter of others, Jan Hawke. Jan has read and reviewed Ninja School Mum and the review almost made me cry happy tears! Check out Jan’s blog post and review here.
For today’s part of my tour, I have been invited onto the blog of author of the Sexy M.F series of books, Lisa Mackay
Lisa has been a big part of my tour, long with my other hosts, and has been visiting each tour stop and posting on social media about Ninja School Mum, for which I am eternally grateful. I can’t wait for her to read my latest book. Ninja School Mum is now raked #33 and is in the top 100 of it’s category alongside books by Tilly Bagshawe and Agatha Christie! A big thank you to everyone who has bought a paperback or pre-ordered their ebook copy. Happy reading:)
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.
Today’s blog tour stop is on the website of a wonderful author and friend who is really supportive of other writers. Discover her blog here: