Go for Launch Week

The books arrived! I threw a lot of confetti around. Then, I carried boxes to the basement, and carried on with life: i.e. Christmas and New Years. The last of our company left today, and I’ve got de-Christmas stuff to do.

SO. This coming Monday through Friday will be Go for Launch Week. Eric and I will get together. We’ll finish up Woo Commerce and then put the book up for sale.

Most frequently asked question: Where can I buy your book?
Answer: You can buy the book at one of four places.
1. My web site (starting this coming week)
2. From Autumn House Press
3. At a book reading or book signing in the area
4. Amazon

2nd most asked question: Does it matter where I buy it from?
Well, if you love small presses, buy directly. They will make more money. If you want to support authors, buy directly from them if you can. Want to come to an event? Great. Come and enjoy. It just depends what you want. In the long run, there’s no right or wrong, it’s just money. Here are my stats, approximately:

Buy from my website: I earn $5 after packaging and shipping.
Buy from Autumn House Press, I earn about $1
Buy at an event: I earn $5 after paying for coffee and fun food.
Buy at Amazon: I earn 21 cents per book.

3rd most common question: When/where are your readings/signings? Mark your Calendars! 

Fargo, Book Launch Party: Friday February 27th. Q&A, African Coffee, Chocolate Triple Layer Cake. 6:30 p.m.

Moorhead Library Reading: Thursday March 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Book Signing: at the AWP Event, Friday April 10th. 

Pittsburgh, Creative Nonfiction Conference and Autumn House Press readings, May 22 -24. 

In the meantime, we’ve got some extra confetti floating around. Maybe I’ll save it up for next New Year’s Eve. I wonder what we’ll be celebrating by then?

Jill Kandel
  • Gianna Anderson
    Posted at 22:01h, 02 January Reply


    Um. I don’t know what else to say.


  • Elisa Anderson
    Posted at 14:57h, 06 January Reply

    Hurray we are so excited for this book. Jill thank you for writing it. I don’t believe that we have ever had a conversation with you that I haven’t left thinking I am so glad that I know Jill. I just appreciate you so much. I can’t wait to read your book. I know that like everything you write I will either laugh or cry and I am guessing both from this book. Thank you also for the inspiration you are to Gianna. Just THANK YOU:)

    • Jill Kandel
      Posted at 20:19h, 06 January Reply

      The books will be in the mail in the morning! Thanks, Elisa. I appreciate the time we get to spend together, too! You have wonderful kids, which says a lot about their mom and dad.

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