Recently I sent out a subscriber-only newsletter about my next book launch. My fourth novel, Whizzers, is my current Work-In-Progress, and I plan to launch it in 2019.
I was pleased to get some email responses to my newsletter, as I am looking to build the largest launch team I’ve had yet. However, I also realized that I need to do every type of outreach possible.
With that in mind, I’m sharing publicly just a little of what I’ve heretofore only shared in my monthly newsletter. Here’s part of what I said in the most recent one, in a section about launch ideas of all varieties:
If you live in the Tampa Bay area, I could do a free talk at your book group. Do you have friends who’d like to be part of a launch party? They could:
- Sponsor the event
- Provide entertainment
- Donate prizes or giveaways
If you’re not in this area, what can I do for you in exchange for your generously helping me get the word out about Whizzers? What sort of unique content would appeal to you?
I can offer cool perks like what you would get if you participated in a crowdfunding campaign – free personalized signed copy, copy of the e-book, etc. – but what else?
Maybe you host a podcast, and would like me to make a guest appearance. Maybe you’ve got a novel to promote too. I’m open to suggestions, as this is going to be the biggest launch I’ve done since I started publishing books in 2015. Let me know what you think.
So there you have it: a Monday blog asking for new subscribers and/or new team members. Remember, you’ll get a free signed copy of the book just for starters – but again, what else would you like?
Oh, and by the way: Whizzers is really going to be something special. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s by far my most autobiographical work, and it’s also ambitious – in the sense that I don’t even know what genre to call it. It has elements of the supernatural and the metaphysical, but I’ll work more on categorization when it’s finished.
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