We are ready to publish on Amazon and Kindle! Austin Metze has created an amazing NEW book cover and a fantastic opportunity is driving our schedule to publish by December 10th. Here we go, Advance Readers! What’s Better Than This? On its way to world-wide distribution!
September 26, 2018
We officially launched GFM on May 13, 2018! The first DVANCE reader book copies printed June 16th. 500 Advance Reader Copies were printed and within 9 weeks - the 300 manuscript readers reached an entirely new group of readers and 485 copies were distributed. Basically, with a dozen or so retained fir opportunities, our campaign was successfully launched and completed in only 9 weeks.
THANK YOU ADVANCE READERS! You have cheered ME onward and read and cried and referred others - encouraging them to become "Official Advance Readers!" On September 26th, 2018, we placed this GFM site on hold in order to begin submitting to and researching book agents.
Many Advance Readers have stepped forward to help reach publishing professionals - so I am off on my next journey - solicitation and publishing! With this in mind, all of you who have participated have given me the confidence to proceed. You have also, already, validated my efforts as a new writer and for that, I am eternally grateful. When the best opportunity presents, I will sign with someone IR self publish. It’s a big world out there. I’m ready to be part of something big.
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Initial Posting on May 13, 2018 :
Dear Advance Readers and friends of Advance Readers! - Welcome to the official Advance Reader Launch Site for Lorraine Salmon's memoir, "What's Better Than This?" - a raw and memorable memoir about making the most of the time we have with the people we love. Readers share:
"You have written so well about love and loss and families and illness and death and the triumph of spirit. As a reader, I am still vibrating from the experience of the book. " Ned Leavitt
"One of the best love stories I’ve ever read. It’s hysterical and sad. It is an oxymoron. Anyone would want to experience it and yet, someone dies. The writing is so condensed and yet like a firecracker, it explodes with the worst possible experiences with only vulnerability and raw emotion to help us recover. And yet, we want more. And more again…. " AnnMarie
"As a former cancer patient and avid reader, this is the guidebook I'd want every caretaker to have read wrapped up in a love story that everyone would want to be part of." Susan York
"This memoir shows that even in sad times there is joy, laughter, and hope for the future. New readers should be prepared to shed many tears and go through many tissues....we certainly did in this page-turning unable-to- put-down-book." Dennis and Joyce O'Brien
"I was up all night. I couldn't stop reading." A New Reader
And now, YOU are invited to be an Official Advance Reader. Lorraine's dream is to have written a best-seller, to share that dream with Advance Readers, and together be part of something amazing. Today, over 300 Initial Advance Readers have already read and loved "What's Better Than This?"
Attract the best publishing opportunity! Launch the memoir - "What's Better Than This?" and go straight to the Bestsellers lists! OR
Self-publish on Amazon with you, the Official Advance Readers of "What's Better Than This?" as one of the largest Advance Reader contingencies we know of ... and then earn bestseller status!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1.) Donate to our Official Advance Reader Campaign via this GOFUNDME page and receive your autographed official advance reader book copy of "What's Better Than This?" as Lorraine's personal thank you.
2.) Share your excitement to read "What's Better Than This?" and this GOFUNDME Campaign with your friends!
3.) Like Lorraine on Facebook at: @LorraineSalmonAuthor where "What's Better Than This?" book club events including private Facebook & other social media GO LIVE opportunities will be posted!
In addition to the rewards offered for your support, you have a chance to share your book review on Lorraine's website - www.lorrainesalmon.com We would love to hear from you. Post your review here or to @LorraineSalmonAuthor today!
Loraine's Journey - - - (for those who are curious about this process)
Writing "What's Better Than This?"
Phase I - 2013-2014 Write it! COMPLETED!
After 2 years of writing her first memoir ... and 2 years (2015-2016) of early-stage editing ... Lorraine issued the manuscript to 25 Advance Readers. Readers devoured the story and asked if someone they knew could read as well. What's Better Than That? Well, nothing. 25 readers became 50 and 50 readers soon became 100. 100 became 200 - well - you see where this is going...
As readership grew, Lorraine realized that she had written something special - something that speaks to students and baby boomers - to men and to women - to the living, to the dying, and to those left behind. One reader after the other has read with urgency and intention, writing to her afterward that they were held captive in this story and asking how they could they help her publish. Lorraine is beyond grateful.
During Phase 1, Lorraine printed more than 100 manuscripts - 350 pages each - some 35,000 + pages. She mailed or hand deliver those Advance Reader Copies to the Advance Readers.
Phase II - Ready for Publishing! COMPLETED!
Website - www.lorrainesalmon.com - check
Start Blogging - https://www.lorrainesalmon.com/blog/ - check
Logo - check
Title - check
Advance Reader Book Cover - check
Amazing Book Blurb from a New York Times bestselling author - check! (Thank you, Abigail Thomas!)
300 readers - 350 pages - 105,000 pages printed!
Book Interior Design - check
Phase III - Pre-Launch - Prepare for Publishing! Launched May 13th, 2018!
Advance Reader Funding helps Lorraine to:
* Create a Video Book "Trailer"
* Expand Advance Readership
* Make final overtures to Publish via mainstream publishing opportunities OR to self-publish
* Travel to meet Advance Readers at book clubs & eventually to meet readers at book launches.
* Promote "What's Better Than This?"
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