It’s really not like me to blog on two consecutive days – but then it has been a while since I’ve had a publication day so I’m making the most of this one.
The Christmas Promise is released in ebook form today and here’s how this morning has gone.
I thought that having done a lot of work on Ebook Publication Day’s Eve, scheduling in Tweets to play out over the day and asking people to share their promises on social media using the hashtag #MyPromise, I’d get a nice measured start to Ebook Publication Day. This would have worked … if I hadn’t had to begin the day as I ended yesterday – wrestling with my newsletter software!
It doesn’t usually matter which day a newsletter goes out but on this occasion I’d run a campaign to get newsletter sign ups, #MyPromise being a competition to win a signed proof copy of The Christmas Promise. And the competition was supposed to run today, 6 October, Ebook Publication Day. I finally got the newsletter out – maybe the swearing did the trick – and turned my attention to Twitter. Twitter kept me busy till lunch time!
Lots of people were retweeting this fabulous review from Anne Williams on Being Anne, kicking off the blog tour; others were sharing their promises or pictures of themselves in hats. And some were showing their credentials as just lovely people by wishing me a Happy Publication Day.
The big excitement of the morning was when #TheChristmasPromise trended for a couple of hours on Twitter!
Then people began to Tweet to tell me I was trending. My editor and agent both emailed congratulations and my little fingers flew over the keyboard trying to keep up with everyone’s lovely messages.
Finally, the book arrived on my e-reader – I’d kind of forgotten that I’d ordered it so it gave me a peculiar little thrill to see it download and learn from social media that lot of people were experiencing the same thing.
I’m going back to my social media accounts now but thank you to everybody who has supported me with messages, shares, promises or pics, today.
And, most especially, thank you to the readers who buy the book.