By Geri Foster
So happy you stopped by to visit with us for awhile. I hope you find our posts interesting and informative.
I'd like to discuss an Author's Launch since I just had one and never experienced all that excitement prior to September 15th. Of course, you want to know why have a Launch? Just post your book out on Facebook and be done with it. Simple and easy.
However, a Launch is a party online where you have prizes, contests and a lot of interaction between authors and readers. We all want that. The better we know our audience, the easier it is to steer our books into the direction most readers enjoy.
On our 9 Ways to Fall In Love Launch page we have had a lot of discussion about names of characters and what jobs they work, and generally their status in the world. This was wonderful information that each of us authors paid close attention to. We all want to know. This has been an exciting time for all nine authors. We love it!
So Launches are a great way to connect and interact with readers. Also, those readers help you promote your work. They take you places you would never go alone. :) They're fearless and smart. That's the reason most authors are moving to Street Teams. They take the place of your book being on a shelve in a bookstores, Target, Walmart and other places.
At a Launch you get a very intimate look inside the lives of your readers. They not only want to know about you, but they are willing to share their lives with us. We writers love that. We look forward to every post, every word of encouragement, and every hint that we might be doing something right.
My Launch was a wonderful success! I loved it and I hope those who joined did as well. I look forward to another Launch in late October or November. I hope I see you there.