This has been a busy start to what promises to be an even busier year. And amid returning back to school and all that such entails, the release and publication of Dare Me have been on my periphery.
Then, yesterday, a colleague asked me when Dare Me would be available. I went into the explanation that I must: “Well, if you pre-order, it will ship…” I had to pause because a calendar was coming into focus in my mind and I was confused. “It will ship on the seventeenth,” I said and paused.
I think my colleague understood I was trying to do the math, because she finished it for me and said, “Which is in five days!”
So today, I figured I’d remind all of you of this, and give a brief reason for why pre-orders matter. Ready for fun with publishing 101? Here goes:
If all goes according to plan, pre-orders stack up before the release date, and then once released, i.e. Dare Me on 9/17, those sales all count toward the first week’s sales numbers.
And that matters because?
Because those pre-orders help a publisher consider the size of the print run and the resources they may invest in promotion. Obviously the bigger the number, the more frenetic the happy dance.
So if you know you want to read Dare Me, go for it and pre-order. Options are available here. If you’re on the fence, know that I’m going to spend the next few weeks trying to convince you 🙂 The first nudge, the trailer below, in case you haven’t already seen it, as well as a list of events, in non-PDF form. Enjoy.
Location Market Block Books, 290 River St Troy, NY12180
Date & Time 9/21, 11 am – 1 pm
Location Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Rd Clifton Park, NY 12065
Date & Time 10/1, 6-8 pm
Event Troy Author Day–Panel Discussion & Signing
Location Troy Public Library, 100 2nd St Troy, NY12180
Date & Time 10/19, 12-3 pm
Location Barnes & Noble, 3029 State Route 50 Saratoga Springs, NY12866
Date & Time 10/20, 1-4 pm
Event Release party & Signing
Location McGreivey’s Restaurant, 91 Broad St Waterford, NY12188
Date & Time 10/25, 4-7 pm
Event Fundraising Book Fair & Signing
Location Barnes & Noble, 131 Colonie Center #355 Albany, NY12205
Date & Time 12/6, 4-7 pm