The Day Before Release Day

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Today is the day before my life changed forever. I became a mom on September 16. My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow; she will be 5. Five years ago today, I didn’t know I’d be having her (she was almost 2 weeks early), but I was ready for her. We had everything prepared–well almost everything. We spent the evening before she arrived fixing the crib–we had put it together wrong the first time. Maybe getting that fixed was what triggered labor? I don’t know. But we were ready. I wasn’t even nervous because I was so sure I had everything together and was ready to take on the task of being mom. 🙂 It is a harder job than I thought!

Launching a book, traditionally published or self-published, is similar to having a baby in many ways. They are book babies, created by you authors to one day release into the world. It takes time and lots of preparation to create that book and be ready for the launch. How did you prepare for your book’s release? Did you do any special marketing or promotion? Did you feel ready the day before the book released? Were you excited or nervous?

I have heard that the months leading up to a book launch are sometimes extremely stressful because of all of the preparation. Were you stressed?

Do you have any tips for authors who are preparing to launch their first book? What should they expect to feel the day before release day?

Have a wonderful weekend! I will be eating cake! 🙂

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