Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Plan a Book Launch

1. Get excited! Yay! My book's coming out! :D

2. Invite people. Yay! Everyone!

3. Realize people are actually coming.  Uh ... now what?

4. Freak out because you have no idea how to do a launch party.

5. Look for swag, give away stuff, party things, food. People like stuff like that. I hope.

6. Spend hours on Pinterest, but don't actually use any of the ideas because you're too lazy and pregnant to be creative.

7. Freak out again when you realize you'll be 9 months pregnant at the release party.

8. Settle down because you know you can sit down the whole time. Hopefully. Maybe.

9.  Freak out again when you realize you have to sign something clever in each of your books.

10. Repeat steps 1-9...

Yes. I'm having a release party. I'll let you know when I get my pregnant brain under control! LOL This is so crazy, but I'm so excited!!

For all you Utah peeps, it's August 25th in West Point at the Schneiter's Bluff Golf Course Club House, from 6-8. If you can't make it, I'm also having a blog tour. Since I'm having my baby in September, it will most likely be in October. Perfect timing, right? Ha ha. :)

25 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Haha, I am having similar drama working out how to do a blog tour! :p

Nicole said...

Sounds like a can't-miss party! :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Oh, wow, congrats Chantele on the baby on the way and your book debut! Yes, very exciting news! My blogging time has been cut way back since I'm babysitting my grandson (almost 10 months) full time, so I'm missing so many of my blogger buds. I'm glad you have so many wonderful things happening in your life! Take care.

J. A. Bennett said...

I like food :)

In all seriousness, I don't think the giveaway stuff matters as much as the socializing part does. But there should be things going on so people stick around. Honestly though when all of us Utah peeps get together we seem to have a great time no matter what! And I'll be just as prego as you (if I can make it) so you don't have to feel so alone ;)

Jenny Morris said...

Sounds awesome and crazy at the same time. I REALLY wish I could be there for the launch party. But I can't wait for the blog tour, and I REALLY can't wait to read your book.

I'm not sure you have to put something clever in EVERYONE'S book. ;0)

Patti said...

Wish I lived in Utah. Have fun planning it.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the baby and the book. Although I don't live in Utah I'll be celebrating online with you! Can't wait to read NOT YOUR AVERAGE! :-) I loved this post - it was so fun and (probably) so true. Good luck you can do it!

Kelly Kizer Whitt said...

I felt nervous just reading your description. But congrats!

Ruth Josse said...

Looks like you've got it all under control. ;) It's going to turn out wonderful!!

Katie Dodge said...

How fun! You are giving birth to two things so close together! Well, one is not a thing, but you know... And it will all be fabulous!

J.R. Johansson said...

This post induced a mini-anxiety attack in me. Good luck! Can't wait to see how it turns out! :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congrats on the book party! You can do it! :) And congrats on the upcoming addition! :)

Stephanie McGee said...

You don't *have* to sign anything clever in the book. You can just sign your name. If that takes any pressure off...

Pinterest could be a really good source. There's a wand tutorial there. You could enlist the help of the young women or something to help you make wands as giveaway prizes...

You could sign something like "Live beyond average." Lame, I know. But it's an idea.

JEFritz said...

I think mine would have more freak outs scheduled. Have, um, fun with it.

Elana Johnson said...

I will try to make it to the launch party, but that's the first week of school, so maybe not. I'm usually dead that Saturday...

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Elana Johnson I'll probably be dead too! LOL :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

You can so do this! It may take reaching 10 several [dozen] times. ;) But you're Chantele! Of course you've got this! (And then you'll share all you learned, right? *hint, hint*)

elizabeth seckman said...

Totally wish I could make it to the party!!!

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats on both the baby AND the book!! Some exciting things happening! I wish I could come--and I have to say, I LOVE the cover!! Good luck to you! :D

Emily R. King said...

So will this be on ONLINE release party with confetti and cupcakes? LOL! You'll do great. I wish I could be there.

Meredith said...

If you have food and copies of the book, I think it'll be a huge success. :) Good luck!

Samantha said...

Ah I wish I lived in Utah! Maybe I should just move :D

Deana said...

Sounds like the party's going to be a blast! Wish I was going to be in UT to enjoy, but I will join in the blog fun!
Oh, and I saw the cover over on Angie's blog. LOVE IT!!!!!

Ru said...

Haha, I will totally be there. PS, this may sound like a wacky offer, but if you need any help planning anything, I'm a party planning champ :)

Saba said...

Congratulations!!! hope you have a blast!!!!!