Now that editing, formatting, and the holidays are winding down I can start focusing on my favorite part of publishing, the launch party! I love planning parties and hosting events, but like everything I’ve encountering during this book writing process, there are challenges. Thankfully I have plenty of resources at my fingertips and turns out you can have your launch party anyway want it. It’s like the Burger King of the publishing world, at least that’s how I see it.
Now you’re probably wondering how this is all going to come together? If you guessed that I have everything all lined out, organized, and planned down to the minute, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I am however going to make the most out of my small budget and with the help of my friends and family I’m going to send Ouji off right.
I don’t have any words of wisdom to pass along right now, perhaps later, but I will share this: if you’re on a tight budget, shop, shop, shop around! I’m hosting my party at my local library, for free, through a program they have. Call your library or bookstore, I’ve read that these locations are good for hosting book events. I’m also taking advantage of local stores and discount online services. Did you know that you can print posters at your local Walgreens for a good price? And Vistaprint, if you haven’t heard about Vistaprint, please go to the link below and introduce yourself. They have amazing deals on cheap goods, like business cards, promotional items, and more. These are just a few of the things I’ve run across so far, but it pays to do your research when planning your book launch party.
Here is a short list of some pretty awesome sites I’ve come across so far:
And I still need to watch this one, but I love the free Webinars Kelsye Nelson post