Book launches, parties, anything…

So I’ve now got a launch date for Greythorne – Fri 27 November, 6pm, at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka, Canberra (more info available on my Facebook page,

I guess the only thing to do now is actually organise it, which is exciting and terrifying in equal measure. There’s so much information out there about how to throw a successful book launch, but a lot of it seems geared to much bigger operations (and budgets) than mine – people who are promoting NYT bestsellers in New York, not debut novels in Canberra, which, despite being the capital city, is essentially a big country town.

And so I’m asking for your help – what do you think (as fellow readers and/or writers) makes a successful book launch? Theme or no theme? Giveaways (bearing in mind I’m on a pretty tight budget)? Any tips or tricks that have worked for you? Please let me know in the comments.

Published by Louise Merrington

Louise Merrington is a writer and IPEd Accredited Editor specialising in plain English editing for government, businesses, professional associations and non-profits. She is also the author of several novels, under the name L.M. Merrington.

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