Monday, April 23, 2012

A Day of 'Firsts'


A few months ago a little idea popped into my head - why not try an ‘online’ launch for my next book ‘Beyond Resolution’. Electronic methods are certainly finding their place in our literary world. It stood to reason that this was a concept worth looking into. I have also come to realise that these little ‘ideas’ have often been God's tap on my shoulder. So with concept in mind I set about pursuing it, not knowing what was in store, but knowing that if it was divinely inspired, it would be special. BOY - Is it ever!
Today starts my very first online launch at www.koorong.com.au. It is also a first for them. In the last few months I have been busy producing two trailers, and an interview for the event. More opportunities presented when my wonderful supporters at Daydream Island Resort and Spa  ( www.daydreamisland.com ) came on board, and I felt that tap on my shoulder once again. The promotion grew from a week long online event showcasing my work, to a 3 week online and Australia wide Koorong in-store promotion featuring other Australian authors as well.
I see this as a very important opportunity for us Aussie Authors. This is a chance for Australian authors to be better known in the market place. And for the public to know we exist.
 I am asking you to please put your support behind both this online event, and the Koorong in-store promotion, by face-booking, blogging, and talking about them both. I see this as God’s provision for our industry, and it has the potential to open doors for all of us. 

Rose Dee is the author of 'Back to Resolution' and the newly released 'Beyond Resolution'
Visit Rose at: www.rosedee.com 
www.daydreamisland.com  www.koorong.com.au

15 comments:

  1. I love it Rose! What a fabulous launch!
    xx

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  2. I think it all sounds very exciting Rose and I look forward to seeing how it goes. For those of you who haven't got all these books lets show that Aussie writers are IN and grab a copy of someone you haven't read before this week :) Well done Rose!

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    1. It's a wonderful promo. I agree with Rochelle, hopefully everyone who reads this blog hasn't got ALL of these titles :)
      Good on you, Rose, for all your hard work.

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    2. Thank you ladies. Now I need to make the most of the next 3 weeks it is showing.

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  3. Maybe you've already thought of this, but I think that on-line launches could be much more effective if the event had real-time streaming video. It would give viewers a much greater feeling of being there.

    And congrats on your success!

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    1. I did think of this, Peter. But time constraints and technical issues made it impossible. Who knows - we might see you do this one.

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  4. Well done, Rose! Have just viewed the ad on Koorong and it is such a good promotion for Aussie authors and so professionally produced. A great idea all round. I hope it transpires into many sales for you and the other Aussie authors featured.

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  5. So excited for you Rose. What a great way to promote Aussie authors. All the best with it! :)

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  6. Great job Rose, and great to see Koorong getting on board and supporting this. Hopefully they'll consider it worthwhile and be encouraged to give a bit more support to Aussie writers

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  7. This is awesome. I'll be blogging about this today, and spreading the word about.

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  8. That is great, I try to promote Australian authors where possible. I haven't had the chance to buy any of Rose's books but maybe my next visit to Koorong....
    MEL

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  9. Thank you everyone for your support.

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