• July 2015
    This is so true! I feel the same way. Part of what I like about being in this non-traditional book world is this very thing, that I can continue to promote my book, Faint Promise of Rain, that came out last October. That I can plan events, approach...
  • November 2014
    Thank you Anjali!
  • November 2014
    Nina, yes, you can and should book the launch venue before the book actually comes out. Busy bookstores tend to book at least 4-5 months in advance. You don't really need to show them a contract. If you have an advance copy, that's a good thing to...
  • November 2014
    It's true, one is never free from the assumptions and judgements of others. Women are expected to play multiple roles. As you say, there is much to write about. Thank you for sharing and starting here.
  • November 2014
    Thank you.Did you wait until you had a publisher to present your book to the bookstore? Is our contract with SheWrites enough to show them? How much time do you set aside to read an excerpt from you book? My manuscript is on track 1, so I need to...
  • November 2014
    Thank you Anjali. Is it possible to book the venue before the book is published? If the projected publishing date is in the autumn, is having the launching party a month before a good idea? I wonder if showing the bookshop owner your contract with...
  • November 2014
    Nov. 18th Tues. eve 6:30pm Aliso Viejo Country Club, Aliso Viejo, CA.  Thank you Anjali!
  • November 2014
    Colleen, it sounds like you have everything lined up for a fabulous event. When/where is it? I'm sure it's going to be one of the best days of your life.
  • November 2014
    Nina, for my launch event, I approached the bookstore about 5 months in advance. They're a pretty busy bookstore, so 5-6 months in advance is good for those. I created a sign-up through EventBrite and sent that out to my friends/acquaintances. In...
  • November 2014
    Such a wonderful story, all so very exciting! Congratulations! My book launch is less than 2 weeks away. 70+ people say they're coming. I've got a great venue, food, drinks, lots of support. NOW I'm slightly freaking out about this all important...

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