Book Launch

Launching a Book in the Indie World – 26 days to go

I’m going to blog each day about my journey in releasing my next book. I have two aims:

  • A vain effort to help others, I hope my experience will help a budding or even an experienced author.
  • Get the conversation going, I don’t pretend to have all the answers, not even half of them. If I did, I’d be #1 in my genre. I want people in the author world to help me and each other. Share my blog, comment with helpful tips, not just for me but for everyone else that is going to read them.


What did I Yesterday:

  • Contacting more bloggers for help.

What am I doing today?

  • Contacting more bloggers for help, boring and not very insightful. How am I doing this? I’m keeping a spreadsheet of who I am contacting. I did this last time as well to track who I chatted to, over time I hope to have a contact list to make each release a little easier.
  • Replying to those emails who have said they can and recording which day they want. I have had a 50% response rate so far.

The headings?

Name Blog Facebook Email Type of contact emailed?


What did they say?

I make a note of their blog so when the release goes out on their chosen date, I can mooch along comment on the blog/facebook post and thank them for taking the time to give me a shout out.

At the moment I am going though the suggested facebook page section for blogs that promote authors. Its a never ending supply, it takes time to sift through them. A lot have no contact information and some haven’t posted anything for three months. I generally on contact blogs if they have been active in the last seven days.

Here’s what I have left to do (in no particular order):

Contact 1000 945 blogs and get help; Attach book on Author Central (Amazon); Newsletter Release once live; write and then post excerpts; Post a Goodreads event; Organise a giveaway; Update Website; Design Teasers; Format the book for eBook and Paperback.

Decide whether to:

  • offer ARCs (last time I sent 17 ARCs, I received two ratings, one 5* and one 4* and only one review. Not entirely sure that there is any use in sending ARCs).
  • Decide if I want to do a Facebook author take over, author event, blog tour and blog event.
  • Decide if I want to do a Facebook advert, a Goodreads advert, Amazon Advert.

Will you help by commenting below some advice? and sign up to help launch the book? Here’s the form:


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The Recovery of Catherine Brodie – Book Two of the Catherine Brodie Chronicles

JPG Kindle Cover


“…’Do you love me yet?’ Alex said, hoping the answer was yes…”

The Recovery of Catherine Brodie starts four years after Erin’s confrontation in the cellar of Green’s. Alexander Devlin wants his band to perform at Green’s and writes a begging email. Erin relents and says yes, even though it goes against all her rules.

Erin continues to put her past behind her, but like every bad penny, they always turn up.

Erin Brodie has made a success of her music venue and it’s the most sought after place in the country for non-signed artists to perform. Alexander Devlin is the guitarist from the rock band Fragile, they are at the top of their game and are just about to release their final album.

Erin drops her guard and so her courtship with Alex begins, but it comes at a price. Erin has enemies and, this time, they have upped their game. This time, her life is in jeopardy and it takes all of her friends to race to find her.

This time, they might just be too late…

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