Monday, November 21, 2011

The Launch

Tonight we had our final writer's group meeting before the launch of our ebooks next Sunday...EEEEEEEEEKKKKK! And guess what? We're already looking ahead to May 2012 and our next launch.

So what have we done in preparation?
- hired room. We got it for free providing we get it covered by the local press.
- arranged for three articles to be done after the launch. One for the local paper, one for a local magazine and one for Writing Raw.
- books will be converted to the correct electronic format tomorrow and loaded to Amazon.
- advertising done with local newsagents and by distributing a few leaflets, not to mention inviting EVERYONE we know on Facebook as well as family and friends. We might even exceed the 100 target.
- got local library to send someone along to the launch
- arranged for A3 posters to be printed for each book cover.
- agreed on price for novels (£3.50)
- agreed on price for signed book cover art (£1) and signed bookmark (50p). Both will be printed on my laser printer. Unsigned bookmarks will be available for free.
- finished our mission statement for the website
- almost finished website. Just waiting on one author bio

Roll on next Sunday...and on Monday I'll update you on how it went. One last thing, we've arranged a date for our post-launch party.

Onto other updates, the play went as well as could be expected. Lines missed occasionally, chess pieces being whacked into the audience and the odd moment of (deliberate) comedy.

Want to know what I looked like in my costumes? OK. This is me in act 1.

In act 2...

Don't my chins look wonderful. And in case you're wondering I wasn't trying to look cool, I was feeling very uncomfortable.

See you on Wednesday.

7 comments:

[Naebsy] said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations!! Looking good in the pictures! I like act two! Good luck Martin! Wish you all the best! :)

DRC said...

make up suits you...lol

Martin Willoughby said...

Naebsy: Thankyou. Your free book will be on it's way soon.

DRC: Grrrrr. :)

E. Arroyo said...

OMG. Good luck. I hope it goes well.

Martin Willoughby said...

EA: Is that OMG to the suits, or for the launch? ;)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Hey! Looking all supah gangstah in the stripes there. I'm kind of digging that suit. That's class! I think you should adopt it. And also a smoking jacket and cigarette holder. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Veg: Six deckchairs died to create that suit. They didn't die in vain.