Authors! It’s the day you long for! Book RELEASE DAY!
What does that mean? It’s the day that your book is officially on the shelves or downloadable and stuff.
It is the day that you’ve been working towards and dying to happen. And sometimes what seems like a big deal to you? Isn’t as big a deal with the rest of the world. I know, right? Silly rest of the world.
So, here are some tips on how to deal with that.
Try not to freak out that nobody will notice your book birthday since everyone in your family either doesn’t care or is dead. Or because despite the fact that you share all your friends’ business and nonprofit stuff all the time, nobody shares yours.
Try not to check your Amazon rankings.
Here are things to do to make your day better:
Celebrate. This means party in some way. It can be big and glorious or tiny and just involve hugging a tree. Any way is a good way.
Mark the occasion: Some authors get tattoos, have parties, eat cake, drink tequila or whole milk. Some authors buy expensive jewelry.
Tell everyone you know somehow. Social media. Emails. Carrier pigeons? It’s all good.
Writing Tip of the Pod: Celebrate your success. You deserve it.
Dog Tip for Life: Celebrate a book release the way you celebrate finding a new tree to urinate on. (I apologize. Shaun was in charge of this part this week).
Shout out to Ryan Anderson!
Ryan’s track is available to this podcast thanks to his generosity and the Creative Commons. It is probably the best part of the episode, honestly.
Next and Last Time Stoppers Book
People call it a cross between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson but it’s set in Maine. It’s full of adventure, quirkiness and heart.
The Spy Who Played Baseball is a picture book biography about Moe Berg. And… there’s a movie out now about Moe Berg, a major league baseball player who became a spy. How cool is that?
You should totally buy Carrie’s book about Moe. It’s awesome and quirky and fun.
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Carrie will be at The Books-A-Million in South Portland, Maine on August 8. She’ll be at the Maine Literacy Volunteers Festival on September 8.