Last week I was so excited when I finally received a package with advance copies of Tutti’s Promise. After working on the book for five years I was finally holding it in my hand. I videoed myself while I opened the package to catch my own reaction and posted the video on my personal Facebook page.
Then something unexpected happened – it went viral. Well, not really viral. More like a bad cold. According to Facebook, in 24 hours the video had been viewed over a thousand times. That inspired me to share the video on my author page and with some of the Holocaust related groups that I belong to.
That led to another unintended event. People started to buy Tutti’s Promise. In the video I clearly state that the book will be released on April 24. However, because of the way Amazon and CreateSpace work, my publisher had to put the book up early so we could get the advance hard copies we needed for my launch party and the Jewish Book Council. People are smart, they looked on Amazon and found it, and it started to sell.
Last week Tutti’s Promise was listed as the first book under the heading “Hot new releases” in the Children’s Holocaust Fiction category. Needless to say, I am thrilled!
This is considered a soft launch with the official launch coming late in April. Feel free to take advantage of this news. And if you like what you read, please post a review on Amazon.* I would love to know what you think of the book!
*Amazon has some rules against close friends and family members posting reviews.