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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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