FACEBOOK LAUNCH PARTY Skeletons in the Attic

You won’t believe the number of prizes at today’s Facebook launch party. Come on by and meet author Judy Penz Sheluk. Just click the image below and you’ll be taken to the party. It starts at 3 PM EST. TODAY.

Click now, and you’ll be taken to the party site. Once there, click the join button and you’ll be included in event.  All you have to do is show up, answer the odd trivia question, and you can win books!

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SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC:

What goes on behind closed doors doesn’t always stay there…

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn’t surprised to learn she’s the sole beneficiary of her late father’s estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville—a house she didn’t know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie’s inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother’s murder. Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00072]
Callie’s not keen on dredging up a thirty-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a
scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father’s wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic?

http://www.imajinbooks.com/skeletons-in-the-attic
http://getbook.at/SkeletonsintheAttic

Here’s a list of participating authors and the book titles they have so generously donated to help Judy  celebrate:


Vicki Batman: Temporarily Employed
Gail Baugniet: Blood Red Homicide
Conda V. Douglas: Mild West Mysteries
Lynn Franklin:The Blue Diamond
Donna Beckley Galanti: The Human Element
Jane Gorman: What She Fears
Lc Hayden: Secrets of the Tunnels
Heather Hiestand: A Treasure in Laguna
Molly MacRae: Last Wool and Testament
Barbara Monajem: The Rake’s Irish Lady
Terrie Moran: The Awareness and other deadly tales
Author Luke Murphy: Dead Man’s Hand
Judy Penz Sheluk: The Hanged Man’s Noose/Live Free or Tri/Unhappy Endings
Linda Reilly: Out of the Dying Pan
Josie Riviera: Seeking Patience
Laurence St John Author: Metatron: The Angel Has Risen
Kristina Stanley: Descent
B.k. Stevens: Her Infinite Variety: Tales of Women and Crime
Eileen Schuh, Author: The Traz
Cheryl Kaye Tardif: Divine Intervention
Jessie B Tyson: White Heaven Women

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Kat Flannery: Facebook Launch Party TODAY

It is finally here! The last book to the Branded Trilogy by Kat Flannery. Please come and celebrate the release of SACRED LEGACY! There will be prizes, eBooks, and guest authors Melodie Campbell, Author who will be promoting her Rowena series and Kristina Stanley (me) who will be promoting her Stone Mountain Mystery Series.

The Facebook launch party is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1733296340291863/

It’s at 2PM EST.

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PRIZES

eBooks:
– Rowena Through the Wall by Melodie Campbell, Author
– Descent by Kristina Stanley
– Lancelot’s Lady by Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif
– Divine Intervention by Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif
– Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery, Author
– Hazardous Unions by Kat Flannery, Author & Alison Bruce
– Fern by Kat Flannery, Author
– Lakota Honor by Kat Flannery, Author
– Blood Curse by Kat Flannery, Author

Swag:
3 Swag bags with Branded Trilogy T-shirt, magnets, pen, stationary, signed paperback of Lakota Honor.

Grand Prize:
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Hope to chat with you at the PARTY.

 

Thanks for reading.

Facebook Launch Party Tips and Party Invitation

Four more days until BLAZE is released by Imajin Books, and I can hardly wait. My stomach is in knots. I don’t know why the launch party makes me nervous, but it does.

The post below was one of my most popular, so it seems appropriate to share it again as I lead up to my next launch party. I’ll be hosting on October 25th from 4 to 6 PM EST. (Click here to sign up)

BLAZE is being released on the 3 month anniversary of DESCENT. What a great excuse to have a party!

You may notice I shortened the party this time. The first party was 3 hours, and I found that a bit long. This time, I’ll try two.

If you’re interested, you can buy or download a sample of DESCENT at:  myBook.to/Descent. It’s still on SALE until midnight at Amazon.co.uk and  Amazon.com  for $0.99 USD.

This is a two-way street, as they say in cliché land, so please invite me to your Facebook launch party if you plan to have one. It’s a great way to make new connections.

Below is the story of how I created and hosted my first launch party. We’ll see how I do with my second…

Preparation for the event.

  • Create a banner to announce your event. I used Canva.com. It’s free. You can see both banners I created. Click the BLAZE banner to sign up for the upcoming party.

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Release  Day Party

  • Set up event on Facebook. Remember to make the event public or only your friends can see it.
  • Put the back description of your novel at the top of the page with a link to where your book is sold. You can use booklinker.net to create a link that will take the person to the amazon site of their home country.
  • Invite all your friends and ask them to share your post.
  • Send a reminder the day before and the morning of the event.
  • Have something to give away. I had 14 books donated by other authors. My publisher recommended not to give away DESCENT as it is a new release. I limited each winner to two books. During the first party, I didn’t have time to give away all of the donated books. This time around, I only asked for 6 contributions. Again, my publisher recommended not to give away BLAZE.
  • Create trivia questions. My questions were all related to the books being given away by other authors, but you ask anything really. I created questions  from the Amazon site for the books donated so people could look up the answers and there would be no confusion about the correct answer.
  • Have winners direct message you with their email address. I only gave away eBooks to make the process easy and less costly for donating authors. People could attend your event from different countries and mailing a paperback could get expensive.
  • If books are being given away, take a screen shot of the book cover from Amazon and post it with the trivia question. Don’t add the link to Amazon as the answer to your question might show up too.
  • Keep the trivia questions and answers in a word document so you can cut and paste them instead of having to type them as you go. Things move fast in a launch.
  • Create a list of pre-posts in word in case things get slow. I only used a couple of the ones I created. This could be a question about reading, your books or anything your guests might be interested in.
Here are a couple of sample threads you can post about 10 minutes before the event starts.
Pin the first thread to the top, otherwise people won’t be able to follows what’s going on.
Welcome Guests (other than authors giving away books): Please check in here. Tell us your name, where you’re from and how you know me ☺ This is our main chat thread.
Have a thread where authors can sign in.
Authors check in: Can donating authors please check in here. Tell us your name, location and the name of the title you are donating. Thank you.
After the launch:
  • send an email to donating authors with email of person who won their book. The donating author will send their book directly to the winner.
  • Watch the site in the days following the launch. Sometimes people come on later just to comment or ask a question.
  • Update your Facebook banner to remove the banner announcing the launch and replace with new banner.

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  • Once you add the updated banner, remember to add the shop now button. Again I used the Booklinker.net link so the reader could be taken to their relevant amazon site.
You can sign up of my event (to be held October 25th, 2015) at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630121803934943/ 
Feel free to copy any of the threads to use for your event.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or suggestions to improve a Facebook launch party.
Thanks for reading…

BLAZE FACEBOOK LAUNCH PARTY OCTOBER 25th

It’s time to celebrate again. BLAZE will be released on October 25th, 2015. I can hardly believe the time has gone by so quickly.

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For the Facebook launch party, I’ve an awesome line up of authors who will be giving away a short story and books to the lucky winners.

The prizes are:

Solon Hosophos: Short Story: I Do Not Fear

Debra Purdy Kong: DEAD MAN FLOATING

Kathleen Duhamel: DEEP BLUE

Keith Edwards-English: FRAGMENTS OF THE COIL

Cathy Astolfo: LEGACY

Luke Murphy: KISS & TELL

I’d love to have you there to share in the celebration. Just click here to sign on. All you have to do win is be the first to answer a simple trivia question.

If you haven’t read DESCENT yet, Imajin Books has put it on sale until October 22nd on http://bit.ly/DESCENTUSA and http://bit.ly/DESCENTUK for $0.99 USD.  This is their gift to readers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Facebook Launch Party Today 1 PM EST by Kat Flannery

To entice you to join Kat Flannery’s FaceBook launch party for FERN, I’ll be giving away an eBook copy of DESCENT during the party.  For those of your wanting to host your own party, here’s another chance to participate and learn.

Click FERN  just in case you want to read a bit before the party. It is Saturday morning, and what else could be better?

If that doesn’t entice you, I’ve reblogged Kat’s post. Check out what else she’s giving away…

Reblogged from http://www.katflannerybooks.com

It’s Party Time!!!

 Join me for the Facebook Launch Party of

FERN (The Montgomery Sisters Book 1)

Saturday, September 19th at 1:00pm -3:00pm EST.

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two grande prizes of $50.00 Amazon gift cards.
Cheers,
Kat

Facebook Launch Party: Practice Makes Perfect

To continue with tips on hosting a FaceBook Launch party, I thought I’d let you know about two parties that are happening this weekend.

Two authors will be hosting their first launch party, and this is a great opportunity not only to support other authors but to see a launch party in action. Both releases are published by Imajin Books.

To entice you to stop by, I’ll be giving away one eBook copy (kindle format) of DESCENT during each party. There are other authors donating books too, but you’ll have to check out the parties to find out who.

First up is author Debra Purdy Kong. Click on her banner below and you’ll be taken to the sign-up page for her event. It’s on Saturday September 12th from 5 to 7 PM EST.

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DEAD MAN FLOATING  Description:

One wrong decision…

Security guard Evan Dunstan didn’t expect to find a body floating in a campus stream. An empty vodka bottle nearby suggests that the highly despised George Krenn, head of the plumbing department, had drunkenly fallen in. Refusing to let the death of a vile man ruin his romantic plans, Evan decides to leave the body for the next shift to find.

One friend in trouble…

When it’s discovered that Krenn was murdered, Evan has a lot of explaining to do. So does his friend Sully, Krenn’s least favourite student. Evan uses his hacking skills and campus knowledge to keep them both out of jail, but the investigation forces him to question Sully’s innocence.

One mystery to solve…

Uncovering the truth proves to be more than challenging. It may cost Evan his job, his friendship, and his woman. Will Evan find the killer, or will the killer find him first?

Second up is Kathleen Duhamal with DEEP BLUE. Click on the book cover below to be taken to the sign up page for her launch party. It’s on Sunday September 13th. 7 to 10 PM EST.

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DEEP BLUE Description:

Love is the most addicting drug of all…

“Barely-not-starving” Denver artist and cancer survivor Claire Martin has almost given up finding an older man with a youthful spirit when she meets charismatic New York soul singer Robert Silver of the legendary band Deep Blue. She soon learns that hero worship can be dangerous, especially when the object of her desire comes with a disturbing past.

Robert is smart and sexy with a self-deprecating sense of humor, but he’s also a man who has suffered from panic attacks, drug abuse, a well-publicized stint in rehab and the death of his wife, screenwriter Elaine Jordan. When his demons resurface on tour, jeopardizing his voice and the band’s future, Claire must decide if she’s willing to take the biggest risk of her life—betting her future on a troubled man.

Thanks for reading..

If you’re interested, you can buy or download a sample of DESCENT at:  myBook.to/Descent

Tips For Hosting A Facebook Launch Party

Exhausted, that’s how I felt when my Facebook launch party ended. Three hours of  chatting online, asking trivia questions, keeping track of winners, and answering questions.

This is the story of how I created and hosted my first launch party.

Preparation for the event.

  • Create a banner to announce your event. I used Canva.com. It’s free.

Release  Day Party

  • Set up event on Facebook. Remember to make the event public or only your friends can see it.
  • Put the back description of your novel at the top of the page with a link to where your book is sold. You can use booklinker.net to create a link that will take the person to the amazon site of their home country.
  • Invite all your friends and ask them to share your post.
  • Send a reminder the day before and the morning of the event.
  • Have something to give away. I had 14 books donated by other authors. My publisher recommended not to give away DESCENT as it is a new release. I limited each winner to two books.
  • Create trivia questions. My questions were all related to the books being given away by other authors, but you ask anything really. I created questions  from the Amazon site for the books donated so people could look up the answers and there would be no confusion about the correct answer.
  • Have winners direct message you with their email address. I only gave away eBooks to make the process easy and less costly for donating authors. People could attend your event from different countries and mailing a paperback could get expensive.
  • If books are being given away, take a screen shot of the book cover from Amazon and post it with the trivia question. Don’t add the link to Amazon as the answer to your question might show up too.
  • Keep the trivia questions and answers in a word document so you can cut and paste them instead of having to type them as you go. Things move fast in a launch.
  • Create a list of pre-posts in word in case things get slow. I only used a couple of the ones I created. This could be a question about reading, your books or anything your guests might be interested in.
Here are a couple of sample threads you can post about 10 minutes before the event starts.
Pin the first thread to the top, otherwise people won’t be able to follows what’s going on.
Welcome Guests (other than authors giving away books): Please check in here. Tell us your name, where you’re from and how you know me  This is our main chat thread.
Have a thread where authors can sign in.
Authors check in: Can donating authors please check in here. Tell us your name, location and the name of the title you are donating. Thank you.
After the launch:
  • send an email to donating authors with email of person who won their book. The donating author will send their book directly to the winner.
  • Watch the site in the days following the launch. Sometimes people come on later just to comment or ask a question.
  • Update your Facebook banner to remove the banner announcing the launch and replace with new banner.

FB Cover

  • Once you add the updated banner, remember to add the shop now button. Again I used the Booklinker.net link so the reader could be taken to their relevant amazon site.
You can see an example of my event (held July 25th, 2015) at: https://www.facebook.com/events/459737280862514/ Feel free to copy any of the threads to use for your event.
If you’re interested, you can buy or download a sample of DESCENT at:  myBook.to/Descent
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or suggestions to improve a Facebook launch party.
Thanks for reading…