I’m excited to announce that Salvation Station officially launched Tuesday, April 14. With the coronavirus vastly altering the model of in-person book launches, readings, etc. by moving them into the no-contact virtual realm, authors and publicists have had to come up with innovative ways to market new books coming out during this period of sheltering in place and social distancing. Authors are not entirely alone. Organizations have stepped in to help authors impacted by the pandemic, getting word out regarding their books. Now through May 3, Women-On-Writing WOW is launching the Stay Home and Read campaign and book giveaway (#StayHomeAndRead) on various social media platforms.
The grand prize for the giveaway is an Amazon gift card. In addition, three lucky participants will receive copies of the winning author’s books. The book raffle is hosted through Rafflecopter. For authors such as myself who saw book launches event cancelled due to COVID-19, the Stay At Home and Read giveaway is a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn more about my crime novel. As you can see from the banner showcasing those authors participating, almost every genre is represented. There is something for every taste.
I also want to give a big thank you to Jill Sherer Murray, founder and CEO of Let Go For It, who volunteered to read excerpts of books that are due to launch this spring. Mine should be appearing in the next day or so. An author herself, Jill’s self-help book, Big Wild Love, is available for pre-order through Amazon.
And a quick note regarding Amazon pre-orders, many people have pre-ordered Salvation Station and there may be delays as Amazon’s current priority is to ship essential supplies such as food and medically related items. Your patience is greatly appreciated. I am extremely grateful for positive reader reviews and the outpouring of support. Hopefully in the not-to-distant future at least some of the events will be rescheduled. Whatever the event: in-person or virtual I look forward to meeting you!