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Sunday, October 20, 2013

What I Learned From Launching a Book

by Geri Foster
Hi all,

My dear readers, I want to start out by saying you've taught me so much about what to write and how to write better stories. Also, you showed me how to get your attention and keep it. The next thing this writer knew, she had FANS!

Yay, we all love FANS!

It's the reason writers write. We hope our books touch you in a very special way and you'll tell your friends, and the good news will be passed on and on. It's also important to point out that many of our fans wait patiently for our next release.

Writers get excited about that!

When I launched Out of the Night, I will be honest and tell you I didn't know what I was doing, but I'd been on 9 Ways to Fall in Love long enough to figure it out.

First off, readers want to know writers. They become our friends, and they work tirelessly to promote our books and us. But, they still want that little part of you that's usually keep hidden away for safe keeping. Writers are always afraid while you might love our books, you'll find us boring and unrecognizable. After all, we put up a picture that's twenty years old and don't bother to update. We're not trying to fool anyone, we just like the picture. :)

So, what I learned during a launch is that a reader will like you if you like, and respect them in return. They ask little and give a lot. We had a blast on my launch party and I made so many friends, I couldn't believe it. We joked, we laughed, we talked about everything. I didn't hold anything back. I was myself, and felt free because I was among friends. So, the most valuable thing taken away from the launch was friendship and love. The love of reading a good book, by someone they know and supported.

This blog is to my friends, Street Teams, and all those who read my books and left heart melting reviews.

Happy Endings!


  1. Geri, your blog was most enlightening! I loved getting to know you at the launch party! You are witty and gregarious. A special lady with a very special talent. Keep up the good work!

  2. I loved hearing your excitement about the launch and your heartfelt respect for your fans. Wishing you every success! kate/ writing as Katie O'Boyle

  3. Thank you so much, Karren and Katie. You guys ARE the reason writers write!

  4. Awesome Geri. I am impressed by how super you are at this launch stuff.

  5. Friendship and love -- that's worth overcoming shyness and putting yourself out there. Nice post, Geri.

  6. Thanks for sharing what you learned, Geri. As Beth said, I am impressed by how natural this is for you. Good for you!


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