Scripting a Facebook Book Release Party

1998 cozumel dock by KSBrooksThe virtual food is out, the prizes are all lined up, and guests are starting to arrive at your Facebook party page. Now what? Well, if you’ve written a party script, it’s easy.

I freely admit that I stole the idea of writing a script. Last fall, I was involved in a MasterKoda promotion for which Kim Emerson sent around a sample script. As I looked over her sample, I realized she was doing the same things at the same time every hour. When I was in radio, we called that a clock. You’ve probably heard this kind of clock in action without realizing it; stations like WTOP in Washington, DC, promote their “traffic and weather together on the 8s” – in other words, if you want to know the weather forecast, you know you need to tune in at 8, 18, 28, 38, 48 or 58 minutes past the hour.

Anyway, I wrote my script for the MasterKoda event based on this idea, and it went pretty well. So when I began to get ready for my virtual beach party for the release of Undertow, the first thing I did was to draw myself a clock. Here’s a much neater version of what I came up with. Continue reading “Scripting a Facebook Book Release Party”

My Facebook Launch Party Event

Is it tomorrow already? I want to sleep some more. I had a Facebook Launch Party yesterday for my latest book, The Dreamt Child. That meant 12 hours in front of a computer screen, non-stop. By the end my brain was so fried.

Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I had a blast and I really think those who came and participated did too.

Here’s the scoop. Continue reading “My Facebook Launch Party Event”