Planning a Book Launch, Part 1: Find the Right Place


Erin Thomas launched her first Orca title, Boarder Patrol, on Saturday, May 15 at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario. All this week, she is sharing tips for planning a fantastic book launch. This is Part 1. Last weekend I celebrated the launch of Boarder Patrol, my first book with Orca. The launch was a success, despite a few twists in the planning process. More than fifty people filled the bookstore and bought or ordered seventy-some books. We had too much food, not enough books, and lots of fun. Here’s what I learned. The Right Place Finding the […]

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Celebrating my (and my character’s) Japan experience

Shojo Manga exhibit

Sugoi!* Manga Touch is officially launched! About forty people showed up at Burnaby’s Nikkei Heritage Centre to eat Japanese snacks, listen to me read from the book and talk about my experience of manga and Japan, as well as check out the exhibition of manga art at the centre’s gallery space. Visit my personal blog for a couple more photos and links to some behind-the-scenes stories. *Sugoi is Japanese for “great” or “cool.”  

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