Celebrating Release Day
After months of hard work, it’s finally here: release day! You’re thrilled and also a little bit nervous. Today is the day your dream has become reality: you’re officially an author. How will you celebrate this awesome day?
Start by taking the day off.
If possible, take the day off from your responsibilities. Knowing your book has released will distract you and make it hard for you to be productive, because you’ll want to check on your book every two minutes.
You may also have to deal with technical issues. For example, what if your book shows up on every platform but Amazon? You’ll need to stop and deal with this issue immediately so you don’t risk losing out on sales.
Throw a (virtual) party.
Try to schedule an online party for your release. You can use a social media site tool like Facebook Events to do this. Aim to schedule your party in the evening since many people are off work in the evenings. This allows more people to attend.
When scheduling, be mindful of time zones. If you throw a party at seven in the morning EST, it will be four in the morning on PST. This can make it difficult for people to attend and interact with you.
Keep It Light and Fun
Start by going live and introducing yourself and your book. During your party, invite your attendees to participate. You could have attendees post a picture of their favorite movie, share a tattoo they have, or post a silly selfie.
Thank Your Supporters
Look around at your support team. Who helped you get this far? Was it the support of your spouse? Did your writing coach spur you on? Who talked you through that plot hole or challenged you to keep going?
Now’s the time to thank these supporters for all they’ve done and continue to do. By thanking these people, you’re putting good karma out there and that’s sure to come back to you.
Publishing your book is hard work and you should feel proud of yourself! You done something that most people only dream about. You had the determination and the willpower to stick with your book and get it done. Now it’s time to celebrate…