It’s the end of November, which means it’s time for another LDYWT update. We’re about two months and change away from the launch, but who’s counting? My promo video was released earlier in November (check it out below!), and I’ve locked up some tour dates, started an email newsletter, and designed a little pre-order incentive. I’ve also been happily plugging away on a new project, but that’s a different update…
By the way, here's the final cover with the blurb from Mr. Matthew Quick.
Many of you have asked me when and where I’ll be reading, and I’m happy to finally pass along some dates. The schedule is still a work in progress, but all the readings, signings, and venues are listed on my events page. I hope you’ll join me at one or more of these readings (and for a beer afterward). The January 26 launch event will be at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga with an after party situation at Caffe Lena. Saratoga will be followed by my Washington County kickoff at Battenkill Books on January 28, before I head to Brooklyn, Cambridge (MA), Troy, Oneonta, Glens Falls, and so on. Again, this is just the beginning, so check back often.
A couple weeks ago, at the urging of several people far and wide, I started an email list, which seems to me to be a good reason for a giveaway. So, sign up between now and December 5 and be entered to win an advance reader copy (ARC) of Lay Down Your Weary Tune. The two winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on December 5, and they receive their copies in mid-December, which is 6-7 weeks before the pub date. Sign up here.
Pre-order Postcard Extravaganza
Lastly, I’ll be running a little pre-order incentive. Whether you order signed and personalized copies from Battenkill Books, or you order from your local indie or online, send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) an image of your receipt (and a mailing address) and I’ll send you a special Galesville / Batten Kill-related postcard with a hand-plucked line from the book scratched on it (and my personal thanks). Wait. What? Yes, it’s a postcard with a quotation, but it’s some old school fun before the book hits the shelves.
Thanks for following along. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.