I was a bit anxious. I wasn’t sure if anyone would show up, or if I would remember what I was planning to say, or if people would laugh in the right places. My fears turned out to be unfounded, because I had a great turnout for my book launch party at Orinda Books, people laughed, and everyone seemed to have a good time. The only problem was, I sold out of books!
More people came than I was expecting, including a number of people that I didn’t know. I thought I brought a lot extra books, but apparently not enough. The bookstore told me that my books sales were among the highest they had for a book launch, so they were pleased. (I guess some people only sell 5 books.)
I credit this book launch party success to the incredible efforts of my street team: Nancy (event planner and publicist extraordinaire), Julie (event photographer and chef extraordinaire), and Dan (event coordinator and customer service extraordinaire). I was so happy to have so many of my friends and family there to help me celebrate the launch of my first book. Thanks to all!