Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Faerie War Book Launch

Yay! I've finally done it! Had a REAL-LIFE book launch! Those of you who follow my Facebook page may have already seen these photos, but now that the blog tour's over, I thought I should post them here too.

The event took place on Saturday Oct 26th at Maris Stella school in Durban. I roped in my husband and a few friends to help me set everything up, and my mom did most of the yummy catering. Approximately 70 people attended, including a group of girls from the school I used to teach at. It was incredibly special to have them there, as they were the ones who first read my book before it was even in printed form.

Unpacking boxes of books

Tying up trilogy packs with ribbon

Here's my "signing table" by the piano :-) (Pretty flowers!)




Button badges

Super cool "guardian in training" T-shirts!

Yeah, that would be me, happy to be surrounded by my gorgeous print books!

The prize pack for the lucky draw. Four books plus some other stuff.

Hey look! I'm signing a book! (Totally not posed ;-) )


And ... my first fans have arrived :-)


My mom did all the delicious catering

Faerie cupcakes

A group of girls came from the school I used to teach at! Yay!



Mini prize packs for the quiz

Signing a book for real this time ;-)

And that would be me talking in front of everyone (totally not freaking out at all. BREATHE!)

One of the winners of a mini prize pack

Winner of the lucky draw prize pack

It was a fantastic morning :-) I had fun, and I'm so glad I did this. It was a lot of effort to organize, though, so it's not something I'll be doing for every book I release. Maybe for every complete series!

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WHAT'S NEXT?

Now that The Faerie War release celebrations are over (and all three of my books are currently on Amazon bestseller lists. Woohoo!), it's time to get on with the next project.

NaNoWriMo!

Which is starting TOMORROW! And I have no plan written down yet because all I've been doing since the book launch finished is formatting for Morgan Media. So ... bring on the pantsing!


10 comments:

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on having your book launch. It must have been a wonderful experience. Wishing you all the best with NaNoWriMo!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an awesome book signing. Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, what a launch party! The prizes and cupcakes look great. Congratulations, Rachel. Seventy people attending is awesome.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congratulations to you, Rachel! It looks like it was fabulous!!!

Cherie Reich said...

That's a brilliant idea to have a book launch party once a series is complete! It looks wonderful! Congrats!

Annalisa Crawford said...

What a fabulous event, and a great turn-out! Love the t-shirts too - so cool.

Melanie Schulz said...

Love the cupcakes!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wow it looks amazing. Congrats Rachel, I'm glad it went well.

Cathy Keaton said...

This is really exciting! Congrats on doing a successful and fun real life book launch. :)

Kelley Lynn said...

Congratulations! What a cool party. I'm following you on FB now :)