Just Indian Book Launch Weekend Recap

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Just Indian was my first published book and along with my first published book came a book launch. I decided to make my book launch party a weekend affair. It started out on Friday evening, July 1st. My mom rented the plaza down by the lake in the community we live in. It was a comfortable, cool evening and I could have not asked for more.

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I had been planning a book launch in the back of my mind ever since the text of the book had been completely edited. The picture above, it the title of my book printed on a canvas. I used a paint stand to hold it up. The flowers and mason jar are from my wedding. When throwing your first book launch, you have to frugal with spending. I wanted to have a celebration, but at the same time, I just invested in numerous copies of my book and have paid for booths in book fairs.

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Another great investment I made was this adorable sign. While the flash made it have a bit of a glare, the colors are vibrant and writing is eye catching. I will take this sign with me to book readings and book fairs. It says “Today, author Jackie Neypes reads…Just Indian”.

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One of my biggest supporters through this navigation of firsts is my mom. She has helped me plan my book launch, invest in books, and helped me with ideas when I reach out to potential stores that could carry my book.

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My table set up was easy, quick, and cost effective. I bought those gold stands and the gold frames at the Dollar Tree. I had images of my book printed to place in the frames and then I wrote important information on the glass with an expo marker. This one was used for pricing. The table cloth was from Amazon. I put all of these goodies into one large tote bag. That way I know where everything is and it makes for an easy set up.

Day 2 was on Saturday, July 2nd. I rented a booth at the Anza Days Parade that is held in my town each year. Since I had the large tote ready, set up was a breeze. I spent the entire the day by my booth sharing my book with passer byers, friends, and family. It was a surreal day and the entire experience was wonderful. DSC08242.jpg

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