If you cannot attend in person, don’t worry! You can still be a virtual attendee. (Details provided at the end of the post.) And because I am so happy to finally release Valknut: The Binding, I will be giving away a Kindle Touch (WiFi only) to one lucky guest.
“Launch, party?” you say, scratching your head. “But, Marie, didn’t you already…?”
Stop giving each other furtive glances behind my back and let me explain. As many of you know, I released Valknut: The Binding to the wild back in mid-December. It turns out that the second half of December is a horrible time to try to schedule a party. Only my immediate family (some of them, anyway) and the greasy-haired kid who works at the A&W would have been able to attend.
But I want a party. I deserve a party. So I postponed the party. (One good thing about being an indie writer is that you can set your own schedule.)
One bad thing about being an indie writer is that you have to throw your own party. The Big Publishers always throw fantastic book launch parties for their new authors, right? With celebrities and champagne and stuff? Yeah, I’m sure that happens. Well, I have to do all that on my own. Except without the celebrities, because the only ones I know live too far away and I don’t know them very well, anyway. (I’m not sure they know me at all.)
So what do people do at book launch parties, anyway? This is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know. So I’d appreciate some ideas, if you have any. (Preferably ideas that don’t include Russian caviar, jeweled party bags full of gold-dusted chocolates for the guests, and so forth. I’m on a budget.)
Here are the details I know:
~ The celebrations actually begin today. Now, in fact. Do any of the following, and I’ll register you for a chance to win the Kindle Touch.
- Leave a comment on anything new that I post at my blog between now and February 18. (One entry. And I know what you’re thinking, but it won’t work. If you leave 15 comments at the end of this post, you still only get one entry.)
- Leave a review for Valknut: The Binding at any online retailer that carries it and/or reader sites like Goodreads or LibraryThing. Send me the link—I can’t count it if I don’t know it’s online. (Up to two entries, and only reviews posted between today and February 18 count.)
That’s as many as 4 entries per person!
~ The official party will be at my house on February 18, 2012 (7:00pm-10:00pm). There will be food, something bubbly to drink, and door prizes. (If I drink enough of the bubbly stuff, I might read something from the novel. But don’t count on it.)
*Photo by D Sharon Pruitt