It’s the official online launch of By the Rivers of Brooklyn. And you get the same thing the people at the live launch got: a little bit of me reading from the book (at the launch, the reading was longer, and the lighting was better!):
Here’s how you can participate in the online party:
1. Post here to say “Hi!” “Congratulations!” “I’m wearing my virtual pink silk party dress and while nibbling on a piece of virtual chocolate cheesecake!” or whatever gets you in the party mood.
2. Go to THIS LINK and order a copy of By the Rivers of Brooklyn. The more orders we get in one day the more buzz it will create around the book on Indigo’s site (at least, that’s the plan).
3. Post here and say, “I ordered a copy of the book today from Indigo!” If you would like to be entered in the prize draw, add: “Please include my name in the prize draw,” and I will.
What are the prizes, you may ask?
EVERYONE gets a chance to help a good cause: for every book ordered I will donate $1 to a project to buy stoves and cooking supplies for refugee families (hey, it’s a book about immigrants, there’s a connection).
The other, actual prizes are mainly of interest to writers, but if you’re not a writer yourself, you can still enter and share the prize with a writer friend.
ONE lucky first-place winner will get a free reading and evaluation of a full-length book manuscript, a service for which you would probably pay several hundred dollars professionally. I will read your manuscript, comment at length upon it and discuss it with you.
A SECOND lucky winner will get another writerly prize: A personalized, one-on-one character development session from writer and workshop teacher (and my friend) Ami Hendrickson (www.museink.com), which, like my manuscript evaluation, will involve reading scenes from your manscript, with a personal response and follow-up.
The online launch party goes on for the next 24 hours — have fun and be sure to let me know when you’ve ordered the book!