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.


15 comments:

Lin Floyd said...

congrats-how fun!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!! ~Shirley

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats Terri, super happy for you. Hugs!

Lily Robinson said...

Yes, breathe! I am so very happy for you!

Sally Chambers said...

Your excitement just bubbles all over your blog! Enjoy every moment as it unfolds. It sure is fun following along as this all happens. So glad you're sharing it!

Retired English Teacher said...

Very, very cool. I'm so happy for you.

Retired English Teacher said...

I just pre-ordered. ;)

Ann Cooper McCauley said...

Hahaha! You make me laugh, Terri. I just preordered, as well. Much success, friend.

Joyce Ackley said...

So proud of you and happy for you, Terri. I preordered a copy of your book. Can't wait for the next one to come out! Congratulations!

Loree Huebner said...

Congrats, Terri! And haha don't forget to breathe!! Very happy for you and I look forward to reading it!

Kenda Turner said...

Adding my congrats, too, Terri--very exciting! And a great walkthru on what to do for those of us still anticipating such a day in our lives, too :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Enjoy every moment! There's nothing quite like a debut novel. :)

Cheryl Wright said...

OMG! Now you have me battling palpitations. I'd better pencil in BREATHE on my to-do list.

Cheryl Wright said...

Just pre-ordered it.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so happy you're having this magical experience, and that you get to be in Disneyland, a place full of magic, when your book is born into the world. Wishing you much success with this book, and all those that are surely to follow.