There’s so much to know—and plan—before you launch your book!
As I prepared my part of the June BAIPA presentation (The Secret Life of Selfies), I realized I had learned quite a bit about how to launch a book. So I’ve put together a new website, BookLaunch.US, outlining what to do, when to do it, and how to do it (best practices).
I’m still working on the site (eventually it will have a little more content and look a lot prettier), but there’s plenty of useful information there now, so feel free to look around and leave a comment. Also, I’m looking for case histories of successful book launches—what worked well for you, and any recommendations you might have for others. If I post your case history, I’ll include an image of your book cover and a link so readers can buy your book.
BookLaunch.US already includes links to several BAIPA members’ websites, and I’ll gladly consider adding a link to others if there’s good information on them that’s specific to book launches (let me know). For example, I’ve included links to websites for:
- Gael Chandler on the page about creating a video trailer
- Joel Friedlander on the page about applying for awards
- Jim Shubin on the page about developing collateral materials
- David Kudler on the page about Goodreads
I hope you enjoy BookLaunch.US and find it useful. You can also download the “Planning your Book Launch” checklist (which I handed out at the afternoon workshop in June) from the website.