I recently sent in my final edits for Wild Drinks and Cocktails and thought I’d give you a sneak peek of the page proofs! Watching it evolve from my early brainstorming scribbles into a beautifully designed book has been quite the process. Along the way it has transformed from being my book into a collaboration between so many talented editors, designers, and sales and marketing folks … and soon it can be your book, too.
The importance of pre-orders
Before embarking on this project I occasionally pre-ordered books I was interested in, but I didn’t realize just how crucial pre-orders are. Now, every time a friend or someone whose work I like publishes a book, I pre-order it right away. Here’s why:
Pre-orders make a BIG difference to a title’s success. When publishers and booksellers (including everyone from Amazon and Barnes & Noble to your local indy store) see early interest in the book, they put more support behind it. It’s kind of a snowball effect that can lead to more orders placed, more copies printed, and more marketing support. Pre-orders also count toward first-week sales, which can help land a book on the bestseller lists. Not only can the author benefit from increased sales of this book, but he or she can have a better chance at getting a future book deal, too.
In short, pre-ordering is one of the best ways you can support an author.
A pre-order bonus for you
As a thank you to those who pre-order Wild Drinks and Cocktails, I will send you a bonus eBook of 8 exclusive drink recipes. These are unpublished recipes for tea, juice, syrup, shrub, liqueur, wine, and soda that I love and wanted to include in the cookbook but had to cut due to space constraints. Happily, they’ve found a new home in this ebook.
To receive the bonus, pre-order your copy by October 31, 2015:
Then send a photo or a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you pre-ordered prior to this announcement, you are also eligible.
p.s. I am so grateful for the positive reviews the book has gotten so far! See what people are saying here