…to launch a book.
It’s true. So many people help behind the scenes so that readers can find the books they love. Editors—content editors, copy editors, proofreaders, fact checkers; Cover designers; Publicity People—blog tour mistresses, blogger participants, professional reviewers, readers…
Wait a second…Readers?
Yes! Readers are a huge part of a book’s entry into the world. How?
Readers tell other readers what they like. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. And I refuse to subscribe to the cynicism that proclaims that readers’ opinions don’t matter. They do—because the connections between people of like mind are what makes the world go ’round—and the books get read.
There are many ways to tell other readers what you like: an Amazon review, a review on a site like GoodReads, a review on another site that the book isn’t on already, a Facebook post, a tweet, a photo on Instagram with the book’s cover (in some exotic vacation locale, or sitting on your couch), putting in a request at your local library, and word of mouth (either virtual, telephone or in person).
As part of the September 2017 release of my new novel, my blog tour guru (Claudine from JustJane1813.com) and I are gathering a group of readers/reviewers/bloggers to read, review, and help spread the word about the book’s release. Launch Team members will receive a FREE ebook of the novel and have access to promo material, exclusive fun tidbits, and some info ahead of the general public.
Sound interesting? Then, you need to follow the link below:
ICWaB Launch Team
This will take you to a Google form that explains more about the Launch Team, and if you like what you see there, you can submit the form. A few things to remember:
1. The main purpose of this is to HAVE FUN while telling people about a new book that (hopefully) they will like to read too. If you are added to the team, you will be sent an invitation to a private Facebook group, that will be our base of operations. If you don’t Facebook, and still want to be part of this, let me know. We can find ways for you to participate.
2. My whole career in real life has been spent in either health care or special education. We are BIG on confidentiality in those fields, and I’m big on privacy with my book promotions and newsletters too. I will not share your email address or any other information with anyone that isn’t helping me run this team, and that’s like, two people- who also will respect your privacy.
3. You DO NOT have to be a “Social Media Maven” to be a part of this. Everyone has different ways they can participate, and we’re all about that!
I would be beyond thrilled to have you on the ICWaB Launch Team. If you need a few days to mull it over, that’s fine. We will accept form submissions until midnight EDT on August 20th, 2017, and will let folks know if they’ve been selected by midnight EDT August 22nd, 2017.
Please consider joining us. You’re a reader—and your opinion matters.