'Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure' sets sail!
When :- Saturday 8th July 2017
Where:- The Book Shop East Grinstead High Street
Time:- 12 – 5
Having asked that question of a few authors I thought through the answers given and taking it all into consideration I am looking forward to the event.
Some authors only do a few virtual book launches or use Youtube.
Debbie Young, of ALLi, pointed out “Due to the cost and effort involved in staging a physical book launch, many authors these days are not bothering to have events in bookstores.”
My comment:- That’s if you can find a book shop willing to undertake it for you.
Patti Brassard Jefferson said “have a fun time with your launch party! That’s what it is all about!”
Sarah Barnham added “When I launch a new book, I always have a physical launch. To hell with the cost it is rather like having a child's birthday celebration.”
Both Claire Crisp and Andrew Emery agreed with this.
Andrew said “ I had a book launch for my last book in 2004, which was paid for by the publisher. As I'm self-publishing this time, I still want to have a party - it's a way to celebrate with friends, family and all the people who supported me while I was writing. And if I sell some copies and get some local media to it, even better.
In the meantime I continue to leave a free copy of my original book in each school I visit.
The event is at a friendly book shop in a local town (East Grinstead), an Aladdin’s cave for any book lover. Hopefully there will be a few visitors but for me the (ferry) boat will set sail.