UPDATE: *The application process is now closed. Thanks so much to all who applied!*
If you were to poll my family members or friends I’m blessed to hang out with in my day-to-day life, they’d tell you I’m the type of person that has a hard time making a decision or jumping into something new all by my lonesome. Doing so feels vulnerable and scary, and…well, lonely.
My second book, Back Roads to Belonging, releases in just a few short weeks. While this isn’t my first rodeo in Book Launch Land, I still feel all lanky arms and legs and like I just don’t know what I’m doing. So in that spirit, can I humbly invite you to be my hand-holder I mean book launch team member?
Would you come sit by me on the porch here by joining my launch team?
If I’d be so blessed to have you join, I’d say a big THANK YOU and give you an exuberant virtual hug as well as the opportunity to win several near-and-dear-to-my-heart giveaway goodies. It’s my hope and prayer this group will be mutually encouraging to one another as we look for a deeper sense of belonging among our places and our people.
Listen, dear one, I’ve set up this launch team to ensure you get maximum rewards for your time and effort. Below I’ve done my best to explain what I mean by that as well as 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 get early access to an author’s not-yet-released book and link arms with the author to help spread the word about the book.
What’s so special about a Book Launch Team?
Many, many things! First of all, a launch team helps an author 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, 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:
- The digital file of the book immediately so you can begin reading before the book releases.
- Preorder bonuses that are chock-full of ingenuity and awesome. More on that coming very soon!
- Exclusive membership in a private facebook group where we chat and share our thoughts about the book and about this theme of belonging in general.
- The first 200 people to join the team will ALSO receive a signed (!) copy of the book in the mail before it releases. (Books will be mailed to US, Canada, APO, and FPO only. Books shipped to Canada may arrive after the book releases.)
- Giveaway goodies + a shopping spree or two that will bless the daylights out of folks!
And because it bears repeating, the first 200 people to sign up for the launch team will receive a free signed copy of the book! PRAISE.
How do I apply?
Visit this link right here to be taken directly to the simple online application. You’ll also need to preorder Back Roads to Belonging, and it’s available for preorder right now for under $11 on Amazon *and* Barnes & Noble. Remember, too, that when you order the book from Amazon, they guarantee the lowest price offered between your purchase date and the August ship date.
Through technology we may be more connected than at any other time, but we’re also more lonely than we’ve been at any other time. You can read article after article online about how loneliness is considered a public health issue and a modern epidemic. It’s my hope and prayer that in Back Roads to Belonging, each person is able to find a road map to her own place of belonging–no matter where she lives.
I can’t wait to walk the slower pace with you as we learn to create an environment of connection within our culture of disconnection on our back road to belonging. Thank you for being the most delightful traveling companion to me!
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