I know I’m the only one doing metaphorical somersaults about the launch of my new novel, Pipe Dreams. Everybody and their mother has a book out these days and in the age of the Indie, writing a book doesn’t carry the same weight it once did.
But I think it’s wonderful that so many are finding ways to express themselves and live their passions. We’re not all Faulkner or Michael Angelo. What we are is growing, learning, and becoming the people we want to be. So I think every book, artwork or green seedling in the garden is cause for celebration.
I also know how hard it is to find the time, energy, and money to pursue those passions. So my launch party is going to be a little different. Instead of making it all about me, I’m going to make it about all of us.
And I’m asking for your help. The book will be launched on my wedding anniversary — Monday, June 3rd. For the entire month, everyone who helps to promote the book will be entered into a drawing.
At the end of the month, I will give 25% of my sales to one winner so that person can get a boost toward pursuing his or her passion. Do you need an editor? That expensive tool you’ve been eyeing? How about a weekend away? We all can use a little help.
In addition, I will feature people who are helping to promote the book on my blog, twitter, and facebook so that we can share in each other’s goals, pursuits and achievements. The more I sell, the more I give away.
Why? Because people have helped me all the way along and I want to pay it forward. More on that in a future post.
I’ll be giving more details as we get closer, but today I’m hoping you’ll let me know if you think this is a good idea and if you are willing to help.
Let me know in your comments.