3 S.R. Johannes: Quick Update on Book News

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Quick Update on Book News

Hey guys - 

I am overwhelmed with book stuff. But wanted to give you a quick update on where I am for my book launch. 

Good news - I am starting to get some reviews back. Check out this one from Heather :)

Expense Total for Book: $1900

  • $10 for stock photo
  • $50 donation to Teen Book Scene
  • $500 for editing with professional editor
  • $300 book design
  • $650 for advertising 
  • $40 CreateSpace Pro Plan
  • $250 ISBN block of 10
  • $100 giveaways for launch

Expected expenses coming:

  • Lightning Source - $150
  • Facebook AD - $250
So far here is what I have set up for the launch:
  • 50 blog tour for NOv 15 - Dec 24. 
  • Feature on yalit chat for December
  • Set up teen blog tour for Jan 15-30th
  • 3 day ad on Kindle Nation - Dec 13, 14, 15
  • Online launch party with giveaways, a chat, and more.
  • feature on Sorority Gamma Phi Beta winter newsletter
  • Giveaway on Goodreads
  • Contacted Kirkus on a possible review
  • Made banner for Blog Tour
  • Created thumbnail people can display
  • Creating postcard with code for free exerpt
Other things I have done:
  • Contacted mom blogs
  • Contacted NPR on feature

I'd love to know if you have any ideas or questions for me!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

I just continue to be amazed by all the work involved. So many little details to be thought of!! :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm with Shannon. You're doing such an incredible, thorough and professional job of all of this. It's overwhelming from the sidelines and I really appreciate you taking the time to fill us in on the details!

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban said...


I'm sure you know many more venues for reviews that I do. But have you tried NetGalley?

Since my publisher made Two Moon Princess available as a free download upon request at NetGalley, I have had many reviews at Goodreads and Amazon.

Best of luck you deserve it!