A Book Birthday

Today—my “book birthday” (as publicist extraordinaire Jessica Glenn calls it)—is almost over. April 27, National Tell a Story Day, is the official release day for Word Up! How has it gone?

The book hit #60 on the Amazon bestseller list of books in the writing/grammar category. Not a bad start.

And I enjoyed meeting Word Up! enthusiasts Keith Kmett and Ed Borasky on a spontaneous Google+ Hangout on Air. (Below is a screenshot; we didn’t record the video.) So we got goofy. It’s a day to celebrate. When can you wear a tiara if not on the day your book launches?

Keith Kmett & Ed Borasky at HOA

4 thoughts on “A Book Birthday

    • Linda,

      People who have (free) Google+ accounts can click a button to create a Hangout (a video chat) with up to nine people. Lots of other people can listen in beyond those nine. I set mine up spontaneously. People often schedule them for larger groups. If the initiator also has a YouTube account, the whole thing can be recorded and saved–and shared just like any other YouTube video. (I didn’t record this one.)

      Find out more here: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2553119?hl=en

      For an example of a recorded Hangout–technically a “Hangout on Air” (aka HOA)–here’s one with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick critiquing my book marketing effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhCmhgcGoE&feature=c4-overview. Watch for a blog post soon about that experience.

      • Thanks, Marcia. I had watched the YouTube conversation you mention but didn’t know how it had been created. Thanks for the link to further info.

      • Try it sometime, Linda. It’s not as intimidating as it might seem. I mean, we’re talking tiaras.

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