Be-bop-a-Luluing a Book Launch
Recently I headed to Sutherland Library for the launch of Georgie Donaghey’s gorgeous debut picture book, Lulu.
It was a full house. A crowd of young people nabbed the front row seats eager to hear the story and get close to the author who was wearing a very cool polar bear beanie.
Up the back, a bunch of authors were there to support Georgie, help eat the delicious cakes and hang out for a photo opportunity – a very suspicious looking lot- Deb Abela, Georgie, Susanne Gervay, Bill Condon, Di Bates, Wai Chim, Debra Tidball, moi and Emma Cameron.
It was a valuable opportunity for me to learn a few expert tips as my picture book is released in October and I will be launching too. I made a few surreptitious mental notes:
1 Be organised. Very organised
2 Ask friends to help – with seating, serving food and craft for children
3 Have an enthusiastic and supportive launcher (Georgie had Susanne Gervay!)
4 Have high quality handouts for attendees to take away and remember – goodie bags for kids, cards for adults
5 Get the media involved
6 Get the library involved
7 Have heaps of fun – we certainly did that!
If you want to know the full inside scoop on how to organise a killer book launch join me here with Georgie.