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Monday, October 28, 2013

All the Ways to Share in a Book Launch - Book Launch List by Janalyn Voigt

In 2013, one of our members, Janalyn Voigt, launched her fantasy book DawnSinger and compiled the following list of ways to share as part of her book launch. If you are an author or writer hoping to launch a book, you will find this compilation helpful. Janalyn gave me permission to share her list. Be sure to check out DawnSinger on Amazon. 

If you are not really online you can... 

Print some of the attached documents and share them with family and friends.
Print the poster to use as flyers and share them with a book club.
Print a poster and hang it up at work, or share flyers with co-workers.

If you want to share by E-mail you can...
Forward THIS e-mail to anyone you think might want to help promote this wonderful book. (Family and friends that know Janalyn would be great).
Forward one of the photos in the promo kit to people in your contact list who may be interested in this book. Tell them what you know of the book/author.
Forward a link to the book teaser:
Forward a link to her NEW book trailer:
Foward a link to the book on
Forward a link to her website 
There will be giveaways on her site for the book launch. A chance to win a $20 starbucks card, a print copy of Dawnsinger, e-book copies and chances to win other fun things! (And sign up for them yourself too if you would like).

If you are on Facebook you can...
Like her author page at
Post one (or more) of the flyers attached in this email to facebook.
Share a link to the book teaser:
Post a link to her **NEW** book trailer:
Post a link to her website And let everyone know there will be giveaways on her site for the book launch. (Chance to win a $20 starbucks card, a print copy of Dawnsinger, e-book copies and chances to win other fun things).
Go to, log in with your facebook account and add her books to 'books you want to read'

While at you can….
Become a fan of Janalyn on her Goodreads Author page:
Like DawnSinger's book video on Janalyn's Author Page.
Like DawnSinger's Listopia listing.
Recommend DawnSinger to your friends: 
  1. Click on the 'Recommend it' link in the upper right hand side column of the books description page.
  2. Select friends you would like to share the book with.

If you are on Pinterest...
Follow Janalyn Voigt:
Pin her books:
Pin her youtube book teaser:
Pin her new book trailer:
Comment on her book, teaser, and trailer pins (this creates more of a 'buzz' and makes easier to find in pinterest)

If you are on… 
(you will have to log in to do the following)
Go to Dawnsinger's description page: and on that page:
 - 'Like' the book 
 - Go down to the heading: Tags Customers Associate with This Product and then click the little boxes next to each tag and click 'agree with these tags'. (this is important for the book to be found correctly in Amazon's search).
 -Also from the books description page you can go to her author page on Make sure you're logged in, and then on the Author page at the top of the the right hand sidebar click the like button there. Also if you are inclined, you can start a discussion or ask the author a question on that page.
You can share her author page on Amazon by email-facebook-or twitter also.
If you intend to purchase DawnSinger from Amazon, please wait to do so until July 3rd. Purchasing on this day will help to gain visibility in Amazon's search rankings.

Comment on fantasy forum posts you find on DawnSinger's Amazon page. If appropriate and natural, feel free to mention DawnSinger. But do not openly promote.

Add DawnSinger to Listmania lists. Listmania is important because it adds DawnSinger to your amazon profile and to other lists on Amazon's site. If you are not familiar with listmania but would like to try this: click on 'your account' under your name in the upper right hand corner. A drop down menu will appear, click 'you account' again from that menu. Then scroll down to the 'Personalization' box at the bottom. Click 'Your Public Profile'. Once at your profile click 'more actions' next to 'edit your profile' in the upper right. From the drop down menu click add/remove favorite items. Then create a list mania list from there, including DawnSinger as the product.
Log into with your amazon account and comment on Janalyn's profile page and add Dawnsinger to your to-read shelf.

If you are on Google+...
Post one of the flyers attached in this email.
Share a link to the book teaser:
Post a link to her **NEW** book trailer:
Post a link to her website and let everyone know that there are giveaways there too: a chance to win a $20 starbucks card, a copy of Dawnsinger, e-book copies and other fun things are going to be given away. (And sign up for them yourself if you would like).  

If you are on Twitter...
Follow @janalynvoigt
Tweet about DawnSinger with hastag #dawnsinger
Share a link to the book teaser:
Post a link to her **NEW** book trailer:
Join a twitter party for DawnSinger's launch on July 3@3pm central time (2pm Eastern, 4pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific) @HolidayHaven@JanalynVoigt@MelissaKNorris@KathrynCLang @KimVandel are joining the party. #DawnSinger is the hashtag.
Attached to this email is a list of suggested tweets for July 3rd only, to promote the twitter party.

If you have a blog or website...
Post a photo of the book, the you-tube trailers, and/or a link to on the sidebar of your blog.
Create a post or add to sidebar about the twitter party. Here is the code for a twitter party button: 

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Create a post about the book, interview Janalyn, post one of the interviews attached to this email. 

Share the Launch Celebration page with giveaways on your social sites on July 3rd. A html post for the Launch celebration titled 'For July 3rd, Dawnsinger Promotional Blog Post' has been attached to this e-mail and can be copied an pasted to create an easy post.

Blog about the giveaways and the novel on your own sites and provide a link to

If you are on YouTube...
Watch and like her book teaser: 
Watch and like her (New) book trailer:
Comment on the teaser and trailer. Like similar comments. 
If you create youtube videos; share about her book in one of your videos.

If you go to you can…
Sign up for giveaway drawings on landing page.
Follow on Networked Blogs, if you would like to follow her blog.

Once you read the book...

Go to, sign in with your facebook account and rate the book.

Go to and leave reviews. And like similar reviews.

Go to, log in with your amazon account and rate Dawnsinger
Go to Pelican books and vote for her book and post a review (you will need to make an account for this one).

(You can copy and paste your review on each of these sites, no need to rewrite for each.)

Thanks again! Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Janalyn Voigt


In Janalyn's Own Words

It happened over time. My father instilled a love of literature in me at an early age when he read chapters from "The Wizard of Oz," "Robinson Crusoe" and other classics. When I grew older, and he stopped reading bedtime stories, I put myself to sleep with tales I "wrote" in my head. As a precocious reader, I soon graduated to the novels in my parent's bookcase. I'm sure those books contributed to my growth as a writer. My sixth-grade teacher noticed my storytelling ability. As a result of his encouragement, I identified my desire to write novels.

DawnSinger is my debut novel and the first offering in Tales of Faeraven. WayFarer (Tales of Faeraven 2) is in production and I'm working on book three in the series. Read an excerpt at Learn more about my books and about me at my website:

I also write western romance novels, and will publish in that genre under Janalyn Irene Voigt. I am represented by Wordserve Literary. I serve as a judge for several national literary contests and am an Amazon top book reviewer. My memberships include ACFW and NCWA.

I live in a beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, and finding adventures in the great outdoors. I dream of owning a horse, exploring all the national parks, and visiting European castles.

1 comment:

  1. Lorilyn, I'm glad you found my list helpful. Thanks for sharing it with your followers and featuring my book!