So, I announced that I was building a Launch Team for Shadows of the Hersweald last week. You can find out details about the novella in that post (oooh, look, I even have a link *smirks*). Today I have what I didn’t have then. Details. Always a nice thing to know – for you, I suppose, but also for me.
I’ll contact everyone in my launch team during the first full week of March. I will be setting up a closed Facebook group too, and will contact you all either through there or through email (depending on how many people are actually on Facebook.)
For those of you who signed up for review copies of Shadows of the Hersweald, I’ll send out ebook copies of the novella that first week as well.
The next week I’ll have one or two tasks involving a short story I wrote that happens before Shadows of the Hersweald and that will be free to everyone who signs up to my newsletter. I’ll also send out blog tour stuff for everyone has signed up for that.
The last week before the launch will involve sharing about the book as well as a countdown. Then, of course, there will be the first week of the launch itself where anyone interested (be they part of the launch team or not) can share about Shadows of the Hersweald, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
To be clear, however, you can pick and choose what you would like to do. You aren’t obligated to do everything. Now, there will be a point system. Everyone who reaches 50 points will receive several bookmarks in the mail. Or a Shadows of the Hersweald bookmark and maybe a magnet or…never mind me. I just got an idea this morning and I need to look into seeing how it will work. Moving on, the person who gets the most points will receive a dagger and a leatherbound journal (there is a vague possibility this last prize will change, but I doubt it). I also have a second dagger. I’ll draw lots to see who gets that one. And… I don’t have pictures yet. But they are pretty cool. 😉
One final note… those who want to help but don’t have a blog and aren’t on social media. There are a few things you can do if you really want to help.
- Sign up to read and review the novella on Amazon
- Tell friends and penpals about the novella, along with information on where to get it (just mentioning my site, or that it can be found on Amazon)
- Send Shadows of the Hersweald bookmarks to penpals; only ones who you think would be interested, of course. 😉
If you can do this, feel free to signup for the for the Launch Team.
And… that is pretty much it. *grins* You can sign up HERE if you are interested, and I will be seeing you all next week!
Oh, one last thing. What are your thoughts on a Facebook party? I’ve seen writers doing them, and I’ve taken part in some, but have never tried to host one myself. Is it something you would be interested in? Let me know in the comments below!