_09X5241-PS-ava4x6-72dpi Hi, all – Ava Pennington here. Planning a book launch party is a labor of love. It’s a lot of work, but since it’s for my baby, I don’t mind!

   Last month I covered planning and logistics for a successful book launch party. If you missed it, here’s the link to Part I.

   This month, let’s talk about invitations and publicity for your book launch party.

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2) Greeting from Sarah Sundin in California, where it’s finally feeling like fall. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing multi-published author, Linda Kozar, who has some seriously clever answers. What do you expect from someone whose latest title is Babes with a BeatitudeLinda Kozar

Linda, how did you get into writing?

I started out freelancing personal interest stories for various newspapers, earning next to nothing but developing valuable writing skills and learning to work on tight deadlines. Then in 2003, I decided I’d had enough of that stuff and determined to put my efforts toward writing a book.  Of course, the first book I wrote wasn’t the one that got published. Neither was the second. Well, not yet anyway. You never know.

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2) Greetings from Sarah Sundin on a warm September day in California. I’ve entered a new phase in my life as my husband and I moved our oldest son into the dorms for his freshman year of college. New phases make you consider the future – what if the future involves caring for your parents? Did you know 25 percent of Americans are caring for an aging parent?Candy Arrington

Today I have the honor of interviewing Candy Arrington, a speaker and prolific writer of magazine articles. Her most recent book is When Your Aging Parent Needs Care: Practical Help for this Season of Life from Harvest House. What an important topic! Her book covers: understanding your aging parent’s perspective on illness, aging, and giving up control; helping your parent with limited mobility, memory, and resources; effectively organizing forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances; and finding personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? Read More →

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Hello from SaraSundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)h Sundin in northern California.Today I have the privilege of interviewing award-winning author Rhonda Rhonda Gibson Gibson, who writes Christian romances – contemporary mysteries and historicals. In 2009, A Connecticut Christmas, a novella collection she contributed to, received the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award, and in 2007, her novel To Trust an Outlaw won the Heartsong Presents Favorite Historical Novel award.

Rhonda, how did you get into writing?

I started writing when I was young; it was my love of reading that led to writing. I know that’s the normal answer and it’s true for me, too.

How many books do you have published?

Eight fiction books, and I have contributed to two non-fiction books.

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   _09X5241-PS-ava4x6-72dpi Hi, all – Ava Pennington here. I love a good party, don’t you? And I’m planning a special party in October – a launch party for my first book! If you’ve ever hosted a party, you know there’s a lot that goes into the planning. When we add the launch of a book to the mix, it’s not just another item on the list.

   A book launch party has its own peculiar nature. In this post, I’ll touch on the various logistics we need to consider for a successful launch party. Since I'm planning my first book launch for next month, I’ve received helpful suggestions from fellow authors and CAN members, and am including them in this post. Feel free to jump in with your own comments and suggestions.

 

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