Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Week-Long Book Launch? What A Concept!

First a group of new children's and YA authors with debut books coming out in 2007 formed The Class of 2k7 so they could help each other promote their books. This year a group of new new children's and YA authors have formed the The Class of 2k8 to do the same thing.

They have a blog called, of course, The Class of 2k8. Whenever one of the class members has a book reach its publication date, the blog gives him or her a week-long launch, meaning they blog about the book and author for a whole week. Today is Day 2 for Marissa Doyle.

I think this week-long thing is a neat idea. I know, for myself, publication days are cruelly uneventful. As I may have mentioned before, I think I was cleaning toilets once on the day one of my books was officially published. Even here at the blog nothing much happens. I mention that it's publication day. If I've done a book giveaway I notify the winner. And then that's it.

Of course, this blog is all about me most of the time, anyway, but still I'm liking this week-long launch idea. I will have to think about how I can talk about A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers for a whole week and make everyone think I'm saying something new and different and entertaining and not just repeating myself.


Kelly said...

Or you could take over the blogs of your blog friends during that week. I'd be happy to host you over at Big A little a!!

Gail Gauthier said...

I recently went on record about how awkward it is to ask people you know for reviews, so I definitely appreciate your offer. A blog tour had crossed my mind, but I didn't know if there'd be much interest in an early chapter book. But now that you've shown interest, I'll look into it.

The bloggers and I could bring attention to the whole idea of early chapter books rather than just promoting my new one.