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 … Continue reading Successful Book Launch!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta I thought this photo I took of the balloons flying into the air at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was appropriate for my book launch post. I saw all of the work that was involved with getting the balloons to stand upright on the ground, let alone float into the sky. It's a … Continue reading Book Launch Day!
The Green Monster I really enjoyed reading Kim Dinan's memoir, The Yellow Envelope, especially because, before she began her traveling adventures, she seemed to experience many of the same feelings I had before before I set off in The Green Monster for mine. Although Kim's journey took her to far-away continents and in a rickshaw … Continue reading My First Blurb
Have you ever felt fed up with running the hamster wheel and just wanted to escape, maybe hit the road for a while? I did. At the age of 45 I wasn't ready for retirement, but I was tired of commuting to my dead-end job in the expensive and crowded San Francisco Bay Area. I … Continue reading Escaping the Hamster Wheel
My book won't be released until May 4th and is only available for pre-order, so imagine my surprise when I went to my book page on Amazon and saw this: My book was #1 New Release in Literary Travel. I got all excited, until I clicked on the link for new releases in Literary Travel … Continue reading Amazon, You Really Got Me Going
What a learning process publishing a book is! It turns out the delay in getting my print book available for pre-order on BarnesandNoble.com was my fault. Whoops! I had read on the Ingram Spark guide that it can take up to six weeks to get your book approved and available, so I assumed things were … Continue reading Print Book Stumbles
I'm not sure if it matters a whole lot for indie authors to do a press release when their book is launched, but I did one anyway. Maybe it will lead to some website traffic, at the very least. After doing some research on some of the press release distribution companies and finding out how … Continue reading Press Release–Does it Matter?
As you can see from the invitation, my book launch party is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Orinda Books! There will be champagne and snacks and a prize drawing for those that attend. Orinda Books is a great independent bookstore and they host a number of cool author events. If you … Continue reading Book Launch Party!
Hey Everyone, the eBook version of my book is now available for pre-order! The book won't be published and delivered until May 4th, but if you pre-order it now, you will receive a free bonus. Email me (HeidiLEliason at gmail.com) your order confirmation number and I will send you companion photos taken during my travels … Continue reading eBook Ready for Pre-Order!
I'm getting ready for blast-off! My book has been proofread and the last few errors (I hope) are being tidied up. Soon I'll set up a pre-order campaign, when I'll be offering a free bonus gift to everyone who pre-orders my book: a collection of photos that illustrate the journey I write about in Confessions … Continue reading Preparing for Book Launch