Sunday, October 26, 2008

We could have Launch together...

It's getting mighty close to the publication date of "There are Cats in this Book" and I am wondering if I should have a book launch... there's a lovely local bookshop who would cooperate, and I do have some London friends to invite I think... but I've never had a proper book launch before. I could give out knitting patterns for the cats, and cupcakes... any advice on how to make a book-launch good?

5 comments:

Russet said...

gosh how to make a book launch good....what a great question.....never been to one so not sure how they are made to happen but have been to and had lots of art exhibition openings.
I suppose the best launch would be to have lots of people attend by inviting heaps of friends etc and their friends too. and your ideas of the pattern and cupcakes sounds really lovely and exciting, Making it a bit of a celebration party is good fun...not sure if that is the way it is done....so all the best, have a wonderful launch and I would love to see some pics of your day after it's all happened.

alex milway said...

as above, absolutely!

definitely cakes! and badges! and try and get as many friends to tell other friends and local folk about it!

your cat book looks lovely, btw

Viviane Schwarz said...

Thank you! That is good advice. I am starting to feel like this might work out... I can't believe I left the planning this late, the launch will probably be a month after the book comes out, but I guess that's ok.
I hope the bookshop is still up for it on such short notice...

Thanks Alex! I hope the world will like it :)

alex milway said...

I meant to say, actually, that the best thing about the launch I had, was that there were lots of children. I don't know if you're planning to have children there, but they really gave it all an energy.

I'm sure the world will love it. And Walker Books are the best for picture books!

Viviane Schwarz said...

Alex: Hang on, do Walker Books make yours, too? I'm totally behind on information again!
I'd love to get some children to the launch... but actually, the book is for very small ones, three or four years old I'd say, so I don't think I could get them and keep them in the bookshop for the event...
I'll definitely get some in for the next book though, which will be for 4+ !