Ready To Launch

new book release launch for amy matayoPublishing is a strange business. You sign your contracts, you get your timelines, you do your edits, you check things off on your calendar as you go (or I would if I believed in things like calendars and organization-I don’t). And then in the end, your neatly packaged schedule gets thrown into a snow globe, shaken around, tossed into the air a few times, and then slammed back down on a glass table—where it may or may not split apart by sheer force of the landing.

*Speaking of snow globe, a friend of mine once set her dining room table on fire by placing a snow globe on top of it in direct sunlight in the middle of the afternoon. True story. She has several other stories just like it…my own personal gold mine for plot ideas.*

But I digress.

Publishing is weird. Awesome and fun, but weird.

And so with that bit of news I’ll just go ahead and say that my publishing date for The Wedding Game—once a nicely-organized and far-away-feeling Feb. 1, 2014—has now been changed to November 16. That’s like, next week.

Next. Week.

Lord, help me.

And that’s exactly what I’m asking for. A few days ago I put out a cry for help (in the form of a Facebook status—not exactly a cry, but whatever) asking for anyone who wanted to be a part of my launch team to sign up. The response was encouraging. It might have choked me up a little, seeing as I wasn’t expecting to need a launch team for several more weeks. But lots of friends—writer friends included— responded.

So I’ll go ahead and put it on here just to cover all the bases. If any of my faithful readers—all two of you—would like to help launch this labor of love (so, so corny but I didn’t know what else to call it), then comment in the little “Comment” section below. At least I think it’s below. Honestly, I have no idea where that tab is but I’m sure you can find it.

All it takes to be a part of a launch team is to have access to social media for FB and Twitter posts, be able to read and post an Amazon review, and be able to talk. I’ll provide links and anything else you might need. You provide your voice, because I can’t do everything.

Anyway, thanks for reading. Let’s do this.

It’s happening next week.

*blows into paper bag*

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Elaine

    We can add you a little more prominently in the Reading Roundup on the 15th and do an extra book spotlight on the 16th.

  2. Looking forward to being part of your Launch Team!! I also can’t wait to read your story and have you on my blog! Will do what I can to spread the word!!!!!

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