So, yesterday was the big splash for the book, but really it was only the first part of the splash. Like navigating through a waterpark. Consider yesterday's splash like, oh, maybe taking your inner tube and coasting down the Lazy Rapids (or whatever else one might call that slow-moving river-like part of a typical waterpark). What's left? Oh, the rest of the Really Big Waterpark! Like contacting everyone I have ever received an email from, everyone I have an email for who is connected to a park, all my agents and clients from my voice-over world, connecting with small bookstores in the region, and eventually, reminding all the PR folks from all the parks that the book actually exists and is ready to wield its magic.
Then there's setting up book signings. I have some irons in the fire on that avenue. Small bookstores, libraries, even the Oak Park Arms, where my Dad lives. They've all expressed interest in one form or another. And every stone must be turned in order to get the Cotton Candy message out to the masses.
But back to yesterday. I splashed Facebook, launched my book's Facebook page:
... and told every person I know there, over 600 friends, about the page and to hopefully get it "liked". Additionally, I took out a Facebook ad with a small budget, and am starting to get folks from all over the world interested in my project! But the sweetest thing ...
was the outpouring of enthusiasm and love from my Facebook buddies. Their generosity of spirit moved me again and again throughout the day. One friend purchased a copy of the book so quickly it made me dizzy, then went on to share the book's page link with her other friends. A number of friends did that as well, shared the Facebook page link. I blushed time after time at their words of encouragement, how they plugged the book sight unseen, just knowing it's a labor of love, that I poured my whole self into it.
Thank you friends. Such generosity will be graciously returned.