Chinwag Needs YOU!
Margit and I managed one of our rare face-to-face meetings at the end of last week. Â I love it when we have a chance to sit down together because it always turns into an idea storm.
Top of the agenda was the launch of our new book: Chinwagâ€™s Tale. Â As the third in the series, it feelsÂ freighted with importance. We want to do it justice. Â Although itâ€™s a story for children, its values are very close to our hearts. Â Chinwag is a dog that wonâ€™t allow himself to be put down by the doubts of others. Â Yes heâ€™s an underdog, butÂ doesnâ€™t everyoneÂ love an underdog?
Weâ€™re underdogs too. Â A hereâ€™s the big issue that we face. Â How do you launch a book when you have barely any funds? Â Itâ€™s going to take all weâ€™ve got just to print it.
Before long we were both giggling with excitement â€“ we have an idea! Â Let me share it.
We want to create a do-it-yourself book launch. Â We have lots of supportÂ on social media. Â Loads of Facebook and Twitter friends. Â Many of them are the original people who supported our Kickstarter appeal in the first place. Donâ€™t worry weâ€™re not asking for money! Â We do needÂ your help though.
We want to create (the first??) crowd sourced/supported book launch. Â We are calling it Â Chinwagâ€™sÂ DIYÂ book launch. Â In the run up to launch week, we will supply lots of cool artwork, character drawings, posters, all manner of funny bits and pieces. Â We ask that you use them wherever you can; on Facebook, on Twitter and any other social media, to help us raise awareness for Chinwagâ€™s big book launch.
During launch week (tbc sometime in October) weâ€™d love it if you would change your profile pictureÂ for one we supply. Â If everyone we know, could persuade just one more person to help, and they could pass on the baton to someone else and so on, we could have a launch and a half.
We hope to turn our, no YOUR,Â launch into a story in its own right. Â If we do that, then newspapers and magazines and other sites and even TV stations might give us a mention. Â The sky really is the limit.
You can probably see why we were giggling with excitement by now!
PLEASE HELP US DO THIS. Â HELP CHINWAG CHANGE FROM UNDERDOG TO TOP DOG!
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THANKS IN ANTICIPATION!