I have just ordered a proof copy of Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store from CreateSpace.com, and it will be here in a week. It will be fun to see the manuscript in book form! Once I decide the proof is up to snuff, I'll figure out when I can make it available to the masses.
One thing I have to decide is how to handle the "launch." Book launches can be tricky things. In order to play the game correctly, one has to create enough buzz before the book comes out so that everyone goes to Amazon.com ideally at the same time on the same day to buy the book so it rockets high up in the Amazon "rankings" for the book's category. This, in theory, will help create more buzz for the book, and will probably make the title easier for consumers to find when they search Amazon.
Do any of you have ideas for effective book launches? I would be very grateful for some advice.
In fact, I will give a copy of LSCTS (in any one format, print or electronic) to anyone whose idea I use to launch the book. (Yes, giveaways are launch strategies, but I could use some giveaway ideas, too).
Thank you in advance!