You have seen at least two posts daily from the BJ's Big Dream Facebook page, my Twitter page and LinkedIn page. You may even be tired of seeing the posts and you're ready to delete me as your friend. But hold on! The big launch is in just a few days. And for those of you wondering what a book launch is, here's an explanation.
According to Benna Crawford, "a book launch is the activity created around the publication of a book, either traditionally or digitally. The launch is designed to attract attention to the title, sell copies, boost the discovery of a new author or alert fans to new work from a favorite author and -- with a large infusion of luck -- get a book on or near a bestseller list right out of the gate."
On July 19th, if you purchase a copy of BJ's Big Dream and email a copy of your order confirmation number to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive several free gifts, including a BJ's Big Dream Coloring Book, an audiobook Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron in Brenda's own voice, "Every Man's Private Checklist" and a sample chapter from The Goody Box Book by Best-Selling Author Valerie J. Coleman-Lewis, a copy of my short story, "A Thanksgiving Christmas." In addition, you will receive a chance to win one of four autographed books by Comora's Parents, including How I Wear My Amazing Hair, the Crime Stoppers Detective Agency by Victoria Schwimley eBook, an autographed poster and book by Marti Dumas, Author of Jaden Toussaint the Great, and a free Kindle version of BJ's Big Dream to accompany the hard copy.
The schedule for the day is as follows, and I hope you will join me for at least one event:
July 19th Launch Schedule
1:00-1:30 PM EST
FaceBook Live Chat
with Blessed Selling Author Joylynn Ross
You're An Author, Now What?
3:00-3:30 PM EST
FaceBook Live Chat
by Author Sonia Cunningham Leverette
How to Publish a Children's Book
6:00-7:00 PM EST
Free Conference Call HD
with Best Selling Author Valerie J Lewis Coleman
How to Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes Made by 95% of New Authors
Dial-in Number: (641) 715-0867
Access Code: 944291
8:00-9:00 PM EST
FaceBook Live Official Launch Party
Hosted by Author & Entrepreneur Tyora Moody