Monday, January 26, 2015
Demystifying the Book Release
I thought I knew what to expect in the weeks leading up to a book's release. I'd scoured every author's post online about it. I'd made notes and created lists. But as the days drew closer, I realized I still didn't fully know what to expect.
A few days back, I happened to be browsing my publisher's website and found my book with a release date. I knew it would be early in the year but I wasn't exactly sure when. So I hurried and posted about it. I rechecked the date. Ugh. My daughter and her family were flying in the day before and we were all headed to Disney and then ten days together back here at my place.
How can my book come out then? After pulling myself together, I frantically searched for my to-do list.
Each day, I checked Amazon as I was told that my book would be posted a few weeks after the release or maybe before. Last night I found the e-book being offered at a special price. Yes, I about dropped over seeing my book on Amazon. I guess that's normal. So I posted the sale everywhere I could.
With another quick consult to my notes, I then created my own Amazon author page. Again, I about dropped over seeing it live but I guess that comes with the territory as well.
It seems all I have left to do is post about my giveaway, send emails to all my hometown newspapers and let every person on the planet know I have a book coming out.
Oh, and breathe too.