Saturday, December 14, 2013

Book Launch Party Ideas

"Book Launch Patry Ideas For Your Book"

After the long hours have been put in completing the manuscript of your book and it is ready to be released to the public, you may choose to host an officia book launch to celebrate the newly published work and give the title some initial exposure. This is an excellent way to give them a chance Consider some of these ideas to help make your book launch event a success.

Be Realistic

Be realistic about planning the event. If you are a best selling author, then the expense of this kind of launch party is probably not a concern. However, for the rest of us money is something that needs to be carefully considered. Think about how many immediate sales your launch is likely to produce and figure that into the launch plan. Don't spend thousands on three course dinner service, entertainment and a grand ballroom if you are only likely to sel a thousand dollars worth of books at the event. Instead, opt for a home launch party or inquire about using a small public space that can be rented for a nominal fee. A loca bookstore may also be an option. Have appetizers that are inexpensive to prepare instead of a full meal.

Social Network Saturation

With the popularity of social networking skyrocketing, it is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways of spreading the word about your book launch. Make sure you have informed those people you are connected with on these online social sites and create a page for your book with information about the title, the cover art and reminders about the launch and where the book can be purchased. In many instances, it is simple to link the page directly to an online source for purchasing the book.

Inform the Media

Don't forget to inform the local media about your launch. Visit radio stations in the area with information about the book in hopes of scoring a promotional interview. Send the information to the editors in charge of the entertainment or books page of the loca newspapers. Find out the names of the people who can help you promote the book through the media and be sure they get a personal invitation to the launch event.

Be Prepared to Talk

In the confusion of trying to organize the perfect launch party, don't forget to prepare yourself to speak at the event. People wil want to hear you say a few words about the book. Be ready to talk about the topic of the book, where your inspiration came from and perhaps even read a few pages from a particularly meaningful section.

Sign it and Sell

it Even if you don't want to ask people to buy your book personally, you should have someone do it for you. Have someone introduce you when you give your speech and then have them take the microphone again at the end of your talk and remind people that they can pick up a copy of the book and it will be signed by the author.

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