Other Lives is in its final fine tuning stage. It'll be on bookstore shelves in July if we stay on track from here!
I'm in full-blown planning mode. I plan to hit all the cities where Nova spends time and has another "life". That puts me in:
Ocean Park, WA (Nova's hometown)
Sioux Falls, SD
Stonington Borough/Mystic CT,
+Portland because I live here. May try to get up to Seattle as well.
There are so many more places I wish I could be. That's where you come in.
Do you love YA magical realism?
Are you excited about Other Lives?
Is there a bookstore in your hometown you love?
If you answered yes to these three questions, you're PERFECT. Here's what I'm thinking:
What: Book launch party for Other Lives by Jenn Dashney
When: TBD. Likely the mid to late point of July. The event will last just about an hour,
Who: You, or you and your bestie.
How: I'll send you flyers in a printable format as well as social media optimized post options. We'll edit them to specify your event details. You'll create a Facebook invite and add me as co-host. Invite local friends and family you think would enjoy it.
Inventory: The bookshop will order copies via Ingram. There is no risk to them. Ingram lets the bookseller return any unsold copies at no cost.
Details: I'll send you a 'launch in a box' kit. Inside you'll find a signed copy of Other Lives, dedicated to you. I'll include swag and giveaway items. You'd pick up a tray of snacks on the way in.
Expenses: This should be fairly inexpensive. Just the cost of the snack tray and flyer printing. You'll submit receipts to me and I will reimburse you right away via Venmo or Square Cash.
Contact the bookshop you have in mind.
"Hi, I'm ___. I'm on Jenn Dashney's launch team for her new YA novel, Other Lives. I'd like to host a launch at your shop. Other Lives will be distributed via Ingram, so I can give you the ISBN number to order launch copies to sell." Then work together to select a date and time,
Why: For the love of books and the community they create! Good Karma!
Perks: Signed copy of Other Lives, your name in the acknowledgments of book 2. Lots of social media love!
Compensation: In addition to the perks above, I'll give you $1 for every book sold at your launch.
Run of Show:
3pm - Welcome. Guests settle in and you thank them for coming. Introduce yourself and share a bit about yourself and how you ended up on the launch team!
3:05pm - About the Book/Author. You'll then tell them a bit about the book and the backstory. I'll include a script you can either read or use to inspire your own version.
3:10pm - Reading - Let attendees know there will be trivia questions after the reading, Then, you'll read a few little sections. I'd like to introduce them to some key concepts and characters, but ultimately reading should be fairly short.
3:25pm - Trivia!
3:35pm - Q&A - If you'd like, I'd be happy to FaceTime in, say hello and thank folks for coming, then answer any questions they may have.
3:50pm - Thank all who attended for joining. Mix, mingle, and watch the books fly off the shelf!
4:00pm - Off you go!
In the kit:
Your signed book + one for your bestie if applicable.
About the book & author script.
Page numbers and sections for the reading
Trivia questions, answers, and prizes
Other Lives swag
Interested? Let me know below - your name, hometown, and what makes you want to pitch in?