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Launch Parties

A friend and I are launching a book next month. It's rather exciting, really, because it'll be my first self-published title (and her first anyway-published title) and I feel we really should mark the occasion with a party. Any excuse to get out the chocolate fountain.

They seem to be all the rage these days -my Facebook events page tells me that I could go to one every day this week- so I suspect it really is de rigueur for the discerning author. But I'm not really sure how this celebration of our literary contribution is to be achieved.

When my first book, Haven, was published I held a party. I booked a room in a local small hotel, and we had canap├ęs, and I sat at a table with copies of my book which I offered to sell to the friends and family who attended. I think I sold two copies, and the cost of the party ended up being more than I made in royalties, but, it being my first book, I didn't suspect that at time. It ended up feeling like rather too much of a "Ya…