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CRUSHING IT Launch Party!

Even if you’ve already bought (and hopefully loved) CRUSHING IT, if you’re in the Hamilton, Ontario area, why don’t you come out to help me celebrate the book? I’ll be reading from the book and answering questions AND will be signing while you mingle and consume snacks.

There will be giveaways, too! Bring the book you’ve already purchased for me to sign or there will be copies there to buy.

Please join the official Facebook event so I know you’re coming.

Hope to see you!

 

How to Show Love to an Author

Hi again! I know it’s only been a short time since my last post–the awesome cover reveal for CRUSHING IT–but as exciting things start to happen, you’re going to hear more from me.

This means something exciting has happened!

Crushing ItCRUSHING IT is well on its way to being out in the world. Yes, it’s still early, but the fine people at Simon & Schuster have loaded it at many of the various retailers, their site and Edelweiss, which means electronic and paper review copies are coming soon*!

So, getting back to the title of this post, how can you show your love? Well, here’s the thing, publishers don’t just load books early because they’re super-organized, they do it also to get a feel for how popular a book is going to be. If it looks like a book will be popular, they’ll print more of them and that means everyone wins. See where I’m going with this? So, if you pre-order books, that tells the publisher, “Hey! I’M SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW BOOK FROM JOANNE LEVY THAT I’M SURE IS GOING TO BE HILARIOUS.” And isn’t that exactly what you want my publisher to know?

If you were going to buy my book anyway (THANK YOU) please consider pre-ordering it. If you weren’t going to buy it, well, now that you know it’s going to be hilarious, please consider pre-ordering it. Even if you’re not a tween, I’m sure you know one who would love this book. If not, there will be a lot of charities looking for toy drive donations in December and I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a toy drive bin overflowing with books (until I come along, of course) but many kids would love nothing more than a few good books to read for the holidays.

So without further ado, here are some handy retailer links (more to come as available):

My home bookstore, Bryan Prince Bookseller (if you buy from them I will sign them for you–just let them know you would like your book signed/personalized. Plus, they will ship anywhere!), Amazon, Amazon Canada, Chapters/Indigo.

And if you prefer digital, you can also pre-order your ebook at iBooks, Google Play, Kobo.

If you are not planning to buy my book, that’s okay–there are still ways to help, though we’ll talk about those ways down the road a little because it’s early yet. Though I will thank you for reading this far and being a great supporter and cheerleader!

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*If you are a reviewer and would like an advanced copy, please contact me or your Simon & Schuster rep.

CRUSHING IT – Cover reveal!

Hi! Remember me?

CRUSHING IT doesn’t come out until December of this year, but the fine folks at Aladdin M!x have already got their ducks lined up and there’s a sweet cover for it.

You want to see it, right? I know you do. And you’re going to love it because they got it just right, from Kat and Olivia right down to Tyler and his mysterious hair. Seriously, it’s the cutest cover I could ever imagine let alone hope for.

To see it, though, you’ll need to visit my friend Evie’s blog over at Bookish. She’s hosting the cover reveal and a giveaway to celebrate it.

One of the reasons I love Evie and wanted her to help with my cover reveal is that she is such an amazing book reviewer. Her reviews are ALWAYS thoughtful and interesting and it’s obvious she takes a lot of time reading and making an effort to articulate her thoughts about what she’s read thoroughly and concisely. Evie reviewed SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE a while back and while it’s obvious she liked the book (whee!), what I really appreciate about the review is the way she put so much thought into it and talked about why she liked it. Authors may pretend we don’t read reviews, but we do (although sometimes secretly) and when someone puts this kind of effort into it, it makes the writing that much more worthwhile.

Thank you, Evie!

So go on and click through to see what those cover magicians created for me. Enter the raffle and check out some of Evie’s amazing bookish designs too–she’s created so many cool things for book lovers!

I’ll wait here. 🙂

I should note that CRUSHING IT is also available for pre-order at some retailers. You may not know this, but pre-orders are a great way to support authors because it tells their publisher that people are REALLY EXCITED about the book. So, if you were going to buy it anyway, please pre-order it at your retailer of choice.