One week. We are exactly one week away from the "official" launch of ANOM: Awakening. That makes today's entry my final post before launch day... it also means this could be the most important post I've ever written.
So many people have asked what they can do to help me or support me as I begin this long-awaited journey into the literary world. My default answer, in the past, would have been a quick and final, "nothing." I would tell people, "There is nothing you can do to help." That answer was a lie.
I HATE asking for help. I'm not sure if it's one of the faults of being "male" or if it's a peculiar quirk of my own personality, but it is a fact . . . I would rather suffer alone, than dare inconvenience anyone else. But, as my wife Vanessa has pointed out so many times, this book is too important to let pride or personality quirks get in the way.
I NEED YOUR HELP!
So what can you do? There are two important ways you can help my novel become a success.
1. Sharing Is Caring: There's an old adage that everyone in the world is separated by a mere six degrees. According to the New York Times, Facebook has lowered that number to three and half. The best and biggest thing you can do to help is to share my information. Share this post through social media. Share my Facebook page with your friends. Please (PLEASE!) tell people about my book.
Our mantra has been that it just takes the "right" person to read my book... according to Facebook that person is three and a half "shares" away.
2. Be My Critic: I hope you buy my book through Amazon! I hope you read it. I hope you enjoy it, but even if you don't, please take the time to rate and review my book on Amazon. These ratings and reviews play a major part in other people finding (and ultimately purchasing) my book.
I'm not asking for a "good" review. But I am asking for an HONEST review -- tell people about the good and the bad, and then let them make up their minds for themselves. If you would like to leave a review after you've read my book, you can read about Amazon's review policy here.
Thank you all so much for your support. The real ride begins on Saturday, and maybe things will fizzle out as quickly as they begin, but no matter what happens, I'm sure none of this would have been possible without all of you and your help along the way. See you Saturday!