Because the 17th is around the corner

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!”

*Mind blown*

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 ūüôā 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.

Trailer for Dare Me, created by Patrick Willems

Event               Signing

Location          Market Block Books, 290 River St  Troy, NY12180

Date & Time   9/21, 11 am Р1 pm


Event               Signing

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


Event               Signing

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

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