Wow, all I can say is if you're looking for a reasonably priced party host, you'll want to check out LovingtheBook LaunchParty. I'd sent out a request in some of my writerly groups to see if anyone wanted to donate anything to the launch. I had a phenomenal response, and Becca kept things moving really fast. It's the kind of event where people can drop in as their schedule permits, but many stayed the whole two hours. And she has gathered a following of readers who come to her parties, so it was an opportunity to meet new people online. I will definitely use her again.
On Friday, I had signed up for a promotional event in a sweet/clean romance group I'm a member of. Since I had Friday off, I chose the mid-afternoon time. Two hours I had.
Um. Yeah. Not a good time slot. If not for a few of my online friends who took pity on me, it would have been an epic fail event. And I spent HOURS putting together posts related to my different books and trying to create questions that would engage participants on a personal level and, hopefully, make them interested in the books. Everyone who came had already read them. lol
But, I have all the material, so I figure when I get over the burn no one being there, I'll have this stuff to use again when there might actually be someone there who hasn't read my books. Live and learn. Timing is everything!
But I learned a cool way to show excerpts on FB, as an image with an attractive border. Here's a snippet from a deleted scene from A Change of Plans:
The software is called PhotoScape, and it's a free download.
So did you do anything fun this weekend?