Oh y’all. I am thrilled with this little green book and firmly believe its message is one God wants delivered from his heart to the hearts of women. But to be totally honest, I’m also a little scaredy-pants to birth it into the world. It’s similar to how I felt this same time of year nearly 16 years ago when two babies vied for limited real estate inside my round, round belly. I couldn’t have been more excited to meet those precious twins. But as a soon-to-be first time mama, the newness and unfamiliarity of impending parenthood made me nervous.
I am new to all this book stuff, too. The marketing journey especially has me feeling like I’m in 7th grade, all knobby knees and elbows in a world of people who have all the right outfits and right answers. More than once, I’ve fretted over decisions, wondering if I’m making wrong ones. But today–today!–is not one of those times! Today is a very bright day on this marketing journey because I get to ask you to come alongside me by helping me bring this book into the world! Yeehaw! This excites the livin’ daylights out of me because as with every change that peeks over the horizon, it’s infinitely easier to handle if you don’t have to handle it alone.
So in that spirit, can I humbly invite you to be my hand-holder I mean friend-helper I mean book launch team member?
Below I’ve done my best to provide information and answer general questions about book launch teams.
What is a Book Launch Team?
A book launch team is a group of folks who are excited to partner with the author and help spread the word about her soon-to-be or newly released book.
What’s so special about a Book Launch Team?
Many, many things! First of all, a launch team helps an author–especially a new author like me–get her book into more people’s hands. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to read the book weeks before it releases. So any kind of favorable online and in-real-life attention you show the book will help me spread the book’s message miles further than I could without you. Another special thing worth noting: This book has been read by only a small handful of people. So your early thoughts, impressions and feedback are wildly helpful to hear and know.
What’s in it for you:
As a member of my launch team, you will receive a special “advanced reader copy” of my book for you to read 2 months before it releases. Also, you will receive exclusive membership in a private facebook group where we chat and share our thoughts about the book.
How do I apply?
*The application process is now closed. Thanks so much to all who applied!*
While the number chosen for the launch team will be limited to the number of books available, all launch team members will be chosen from these submissions.
Through this book’s pages, it is my sincerest desire that any woman who struggles with transition will discover a hope-filled view of the change that has entered her own unique life. It is my hope she finds this book a comfort and a help, a friend who sits beside her, hears her, and encourages her in the way she needs to hear it most. Thank you in advance for helping me do this in a much better fashion than I could ever do on my own.
Any more questions regarding launch teams? Feel free to ask them in the comments below. If you’d rather not join the launch team but still want your own copy of Girl Meets Change, it’s available for preorder right now for $11 on Amazon *and* Barnes & Noble.