Vodnik Launch Party: Ideas?

The launch date for Vodnik keeps getting closer. I’m hoping to have a book launch party  over at my local public library when the big day arrives. Only a few problems: first of all,
I’m not sure when the exact release date *is*. March 2012 is a bit nebulous. GoodReads has it down for March 28th, but I have no idea where they got that date from. Either which way, this doesn’t seem to be that big of an obstacle–I mean, I’ll find out what a good date is and go from there.

The slightly bigger problem is that I’ve never done one of these before. I know friends of mine have done them, and I’ve caught bits and pieces of their planning stages, but there’s a big difference between hearing about a book launch party and having your own.


Anyone out there been to some good ones? Run a successful one themselves? I’m open to any and all suggestions as the big day approaches.

And in related news, the GoodReads page for Vodnik is up now. If you’ve already read it and would like to review it (or add it to your To Be Read list), now you can! Check it out.

2 thoughts on “Vodnik Launch Party: Ideas?”

  1. Hi, Bryce! Are you still living in Maine? Rachel McClellan is in Maine too and she just had a launch party for her debut YA book Fractured Light that was released last month. She posted about the party along with some tips: http://www.blackbirdinmywindow.blogspot.com/2012/02/launch-party-rocked.html
    Also, here’s her email if you’d like to contact her: authorrachel@gmail.com

    Really, anything related to the book that you can work into the launch is great. Food, music, jewelry/accessories, shirts. Depending on where you have the launch, there may be limitations on what you can have though. Just make sure you advertise the heck out of it, online and off line, for you target audience and above (you know how YA is these days, for teens and beyond!).
    I’m sad I live so far away (in UT), though I do have extended family in Maine (the Simontons).
    Good luck with your launch!
    ((Or has it happened already???))

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