Tomorrow, Thursday October 8, sees my first non-business book, The Little Book of Inspiration, published by Morning Rain Publishing.
A collection of personal thoughts, philosophies, life lessons and more, my hope is that it will offer an escape from the times when life seems to be full of nothing but bad news stories.
Sharing real life examples of inspiration as well as hopes and dreams, The Little Book of Inspiration has been likened to Chicken Soup for the Soul, and I hope that proves to be the case for you, the reader.
From the book’s description:
Yesterday, mortality may have caught up with me. Today, I welcomed it as a future friend who will simply help me remember the present?
Life moves pretty fast and, in this always-on-the-go world that we find ourselves in, it?s becoming ever-harder to pause and reflect on what we see.
Yet, if we don?t, we miss the opportunity to experience the things that could truly change our lives.
The Little Book of Inspiration?aims to be that opportunity to stop and savour not only the events around us, but the people, the experiences, the sights and sounds.
Through these inspiring stories and poems of love, redemption, and change, take a moment to really see all the inspirational treasures that are present.
Inspiration is all around us. All we have to do is look.
To celebrate the launch, I’m taking part in a special virtual tour across the web, and you can follow along.
A Virtual Tour, Eh?
Traditionally, when books are launched, authors often take off on book tours around the country to promote.
But this is fall in Canada, and I like my warmth! So… instead, I’ll be taking part in a virtual tour, and you’re invited to come along for the ride.
Each day between now and Sunday 18th October, a kind soul will be hosting me on their blog. This will take shape in various formats – guest post, Q&A, podcast, Blabs, and more.
It’s a nice way to get different viewpoints on the book, as well as meet bloggers and podcasters you may not have heard of yet.
On top of that, there’s a giveaway that you can get various entries to on each post, as well as a special discount code (more details of that soon).
Below, you’ll find the tour details and where I’ll be each day.
October 8: Book Release ? Morning Rain Publishing:?http://morningrainpublishing.com/its-here-buy-the-little-book-of-inspiration-today/
October 9: Review ? L.J. Ivers:?http://ljivers.co/2015/10/09/dear-danny-brown/
October 10: Review and Live Interview ? Mark Clifford: http://itsallmishegoss.com/the-little-book-of-inspiration-is-huge/ and?https://blab.im/mark-patti-clifford-danny-brown-and-his-new-book-the-little-book-of-inspiration
October 11: Guest Post ? Glenn R. Stansfield: www.glenrstansfield.com
October 12: ? Jennifer Pitt: www.mommiesdrink.com
October 13: Guest Post ? Corinne Rodrigues: http://everydaygyaan.com
October 14: ? Andrij Harasewych: http://andrij.co/
October 16: Interview / Q& A ? Jaclyn Aurore: http://www.jaclynaurore.com/
October 17: Possibility Partners Show ? Ande Lyons: https://www.youtube.com/user/AndeliciousAdvice
October 18: Editor Review (independent of the tour) ? Jennifer Bogart: http://jenniferbogart-author.blogspot.ca/
What I like about this kind of tour is that I get to meet some very cool people that I’ve known online for a while, but never met (or, in some cases, spoken to audibly).
Others, I’ve only just gotten to know in the last 6 months or so – so to have them kindly host the tour is a double treat!
Special Launch Week and Tour Offers
To celebrate both the publication of The Little Book of Inspiration, as well as the different experiences of the virtual tour, my publisher has come up with a cool giveaway as well as special offers.
Here they are.
Save 20% when buying direct
As well as being able to buy the book from Amazon and Kobo, you can buy a digital version in the format of your choice (PDF, mobi, epub) direct from Morning Rain Publishing.
If you do this, use code INSPIRE20 at the checkout, and you’ll save 20% from the list price (between $2.99 and $3.99, depending where you are).
Simply hop over to the book page on my publisher’s site, click on the “Morning Rain Publishing: Buy Now” image, and when you’re taken to the checkout, enter the INSPIRE20 code in the discount box and update cart.
Get an exclusive print from the book
Anyone that buys the book during launch week/the tour, whether it’s from Amazon, Kobo, or direct, will get an exclusive hi-res print of one of the chapters of the book, with artwork from Joanne Clendening, the book’s cover designer.
This also applies to anyone that’s kindly pre-ordered the book (and thank you!). Simply email a copy of your purchase receipt to Morning Rain at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they’ll send the print off to you!
A special Inspiration giveaway
As well as the above, Morning Rain Publishing are also supporting the launch of the book with a cool giveaway.
This includes a special Little Book of Inspiration notebook, a Morning Rain publishing tote, and a surprise gift!
To enter the giveaway, you can either use your email, or log in with Facebook.
You’ll then have the option to receive other entries via sharing on Twitter, following Morning Rain on Twitter, visit their Facebook page, and more.
It’s simple – just choose your preferred entry method below and have at it!
How You Can Support
So there you are. As if I wasn’t excited enough about the book launch already, now there’s a cool tour and some great offers for everyone who purchases the book.
As I mentioned in my post last week announcing the launch, this is a book that’s been a long time coming for me, and one I’m most proud of and excited about.
I really hope you feel inspired (see what I did there?) to purchase your own copy, and the words within offer you inspiration when needed.
You can buy from your preferred retailer below:
- Amazon Canada
- Amazon UK
- Amazon Worldwide (this link should automatically identify your country)
You can also find it on Goodreads, if you like to leave reviews there. Speaking of reviews, please do leave one on your chosen platform – I’d love to hear what you think!
Don’t forget to hop on over to each stop on the virtual tour, and you can follow the stops on Twitter with the hashtag #BookofInspiration.
Tomorrow, the first leg stops at Morning Rain Publishing, as the Little Book of Inspiration is officially launched.
Here’s to being inspired.
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