…but we need help in getting it there 🙂 Anywhere. Everywhere!
Since it’s our first book, we’re still figuring out how to do all of this. One thing I’ve figured out, is that it’s better to no do this alone.
Reviews on Amazon will make a big difference in our book being shown to people, for example. They might even make the biggest difference of all that we can do (except for paid advertising maybe, but even that works better when you have reviews).
You don’t need to be an art critic to write a review. It can be as simple as clicking on a number of stars, if you don’t like writing. Or sharing some words that don’t even form a sentence. Or, your heart felt reader experience – that’s welcome too of course!
To us, it matters that you mean what you share. My goal for this book is that it will reach people who’ll love it as much as we do. Either because of the stunning pictures of my mother, or because of my poems, or, my favourite option: both.
Maybe you can help us? You’ll receive a PDF version of the book before it goes live. In return we’ll ask you to leave a review on Amazon, or any other online bookstore you might be using. You can browse through the (translated) Dutch edition if you’re curious what the book will look like.
Join the team
Apparently, when people help you out with your book it’s called a launch team. Would you like to be part of ours? You can sign up here. Our main focus at the moment is finding reviewers who’ll share their review during launch week (somewhere in October I expect). But we also need people who are willing to share the existence of our book with the world. Through social media. By telling people about it. Gifting it to their loved ones… Anything that can help making the book a success.
Why am I so passionate about this book? It’s not because of my own poems. I’ve been happy enough slowly growing my audience through this blog, meeting nice people online and enjoying the connections. I don’t need to conquer the world. But… my mother’s work motivates me. She became a professional photographer after the age of sixty. Her work is incredibly beautiful, and I believe it deserves a huge audience. I asked her to make a book with me, because I want to share her work with the world. And she said yes.
Questions? Doubts? Yes.
If you have any doubts or questions about being in our launch team, please let me know. Personally I’d be worried about the amount of work it would be, what to do if I don’t like the book I’m reviewing, how I’m supposed to get the review online (so the technical side of things) and much more. I’m simply good at worrying, and I’d procrastinate at signing up.
You’re invited to do it the other way around: sign up even if you’re not sure. And we’ll figure out the rest together.