You published a book, yay! Now what? Of course, the next step should be to put together a book signing. Book signings are different from book release parties, which are usually less formal. A book signing is imperative to getting your name out there into the public eye.
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A good book launch party should be about the guests as much as it should be about your personal achievement. Your guests are there in support of you, so make sure you greet them with food, drink, entertainment, free swag, and the chance to win prizes.
The preparations are a lot of work, but this step-by-step checklist should help reduce that feeling of floundering aimlessly as your launch day approaches. Start planning 3-4 months in advance, and don’t be afraid to accept help from those who offer.
Click the image to see the graphic, or click here to download the high-quality PDF. Read on to see my thoughts and recommendations for each list item.
1. Order copies of your book
Yes. This is step one. Can you imagine having launch day arrive only to realize your paperbacks are still with the UPS guy? Good lord.
Order lots. There’s no such…
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