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Hello Readers!

Funder paperback pre-orders of The Love Fool have all been shipped out – final deliveries should be complete by next week. And downloads for the ebook have been sent Wed, Feb 14 – please check your inboxes.

Many of you have already received your copy and begun diving into Alex’s adventures in Rome; and I’m happy to hear the fascinating reactions to my story! 

I encourage readers to please leave a review on Goodreads or any of your favorite book websites.

Visit thelovefool.com for links to all social media including Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you all again for supporting The Love Fool!

Lorenzo

Hey readers!!

Exciting news: I’ve got my hands on the actual paperback copies of my novel The Love Fool! And I have to say: This whole thing seems so surreal. I never imagined I’d hold in my hand a book that I’ve written. Wow! 

I can’t believe it’s almost pub date for this labor of love (no pun intended). And thanks to those who have pre-ordered The Love Fool, your contribution has made my publishing dream a reality.  

These particular copies I hold are for the funder pre-orders only; and I’m signing each and every one of them before they ship out.  So, paperback funders: Your pre-ordered signed advance copies of The Love Fool are beginning to ship. Please check your mailboxes. (Ebook funders: ebook download details ready soon TBA.)

In other news: The official website for The Love Fool has been launched! Check it out at www.thelovefool.com

Guys, MARCH 13 is The Love Fool publication date and it’s almost here!

Lorenzo Petruzziello

Hello dearest readers!

The Love Fool production process has been going smoothly thanks to the Inkshares team.

First: Many of you may have noticed, I’ve recently posted the official book cover for The Love Fool. (For fellow writers, the cover was designed by the talented team at CoverKitchen.) It’s a total deviation from my temporary photo, and I like it because it’s a better representation of what is written inside.

I’m writing this as I begin the final review of the official print proof of The Love Fool. And it’s hitting me again: THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. Wow! In a couple of months, my book will be in your hands and hopefully we’ll all find ways to discuss it.

With that said, The Love Fool is now listed on Goodreads – so if you are a member of Goodreads, please add The Love Fool to your “To Read” list - and be sure to follow my author profile. Of course, if you are a member of other online book reader websites, please do share – and I will make sure The Love Fool is on it.

Note: An official The Love Fool website is coming soon.

Guys! It is an awesome feeling to see The Love Fool popping up on online bookseller websites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Hudson Booksellers, and Canada’s Indigo. And I hope to see the book on store shelves too – I’ll definitely be working on that, folks.

Nervous. Excited. Anxious. Cannot Wait!

Lorenzo Petruzziello

Good day readers!

All is moving wonderfully with THE LOVE FOOL publication. As many of you already know, the official release date is 13 March 2018. 

You can now see THE LOVE FOOL listed on prominent retailer websites like Barnes & Noble, Amazon, but more importantly on IndieBound - where readers can find their local independent bookseller and hopefully pre-order. (More on this later.)

We are in the final stages of completing the book cover design. I’m working with a designer recommended by the wonderful staff at Inkshares.  And I cannot wait to share it with you all.

As far as the publication process, the manuscript should be in the galley proof stage by now, and would be coming to me for another review sometime soon. We’re on schedule for the March release and it is super exciting.

The official THE LOVE FOOL website will be coming early 2018.

I’ve also been working on other publications: I’ve been contributing to a lifestyle, food and travel magazine called Intermezzo Magazine; and you’ll see a classic aperitivo drink recipe I contributed to SIP the Magazine – a cocktail focused publication. Look for them at your local newsstand, bookstore or subscribe to each (see links).

I wish you all a festive holiday season, a Merry Christmas, and a happy & safe new year!

-Lorenzo Petruzziello   

    


Hello Readers!

We have a release date: MARCH 13, 2018

If you follow me on social media, you already knew this.

As you can imagine, this is absolutely exciting!

 

I’ve already got the first rounds of edits back from the copy editor and I’ll be hard at work on the notes. Wow guys! This is really happening and I cannot believe it. Round 1 has begun!

Keep up to date with the process by monitoring my social media or checking The Love Fool page here on Inkshares.

 Oh! And for all you Goodread members out there, I just listed The Love Fool on the website.

One super excited author,

Lorenzo

p.s. The Inkshares team are pretty awesome to work with. I hope I didn’t annoy them yet.... 

Hello Readers,

I recently heard from Inkshares and it looks like a production schedule should be coming my way. This is great news! It means we are closer to getting the book in your hands. I am waiting for final confirmation on the release date and will announce as soon as I get it. The production and publishing process does have several steps so it will take some time. The manuscript has to go through a round of Inkshares edits that may or may not be needed. This process usually takes about a couple of months or so. In addition, the document itself needs to be set up for printing, making sure all the text lines up correctly for each page. And, not to mention assigning an ISBN number to make the book available for retail. Plus, we have to finalize the book cover. There’s a lot more detailed items, but that’s the gist. 

In the meantime, I wanted to share some other EXCITING NEWS: I have recently become a contributor to Intermezzo Magazine – a food and travel publication available by subscription, at bookstores, or newsstands across the country. My first contribution – a gorgeous photo of potatoes – can be seen in the current issue available now; and I’m working on something for the next/future issue.

Final note: The Love Fool website is moving along. I will update as soon as it’s ready to launch.

Things are bubbling, so that’s good news....  Ciao for now!  -LP

Hello Readers!

LP here giving you an update on The Love Fool (A Rome-antic Comedy).

I’ve been chipping away on my marketing research for publicity and promotion. And writing up the content for The Love Fool’s official website – to be launched in a couple of months. In the meantime, I did update the look of my blog Magnusmade. Check it out: www.magnusmade.com

Oh! And just today, I saw the first rounds of drafts for The Love Fool’s official book cover. And, I’ve got to say, it is looking sweet! But more on that later.

Other than that, I’m working on some new writing…

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! And I hope to have some news for you when you’re all back from vacation.

 Ciao for now!

 Your incredibly excited and busy author,

Lorenzo

Hi guys,

I’m sure you’re all gearing up for a lovely summer. Just wanted to share a little update...

I recently went through the manuscript for THE LOVE FOOL again and confirmed the formatting (the font, margins, etc.) was set to industry standards. This final formatted version was sent back to Inkshares and now we’re back to waiting some more. Being this is my first time going through the venture of publishing, I’m learning that waiting seems to be one of the pains of the process. Ha!

We did not make the summer release cycle, but I’m hoping for the next season. Of course, I will update you on the release date as soon as it is confirmed.

In the meantime, I encourage you all to follow and engage on The Love Fool’sFacebook page. There you will find tips and insights on Rome, as well as any updates that I can offer. And don’t hesitate to post a comment. I’d love to hear from you all.

You can also follow me on my Instagram or Twitter (both @LorenzoMagnus) or read my blog updates on my website www.Magnusmade.com.

I look forward to engaging with you. In the meantime, stay patient – the book is coming.

 Your wonderfully awesome and humble author,

Lorenzo Petruzziello

Hi everybody!

Just updating you on THE LOVE FOOL (A Rome-antic Comedy) and where I’m at in the process; as we’re waiting for a release date. 

I’m focusing on the book marketing strategy. I’ve got a few things floating and in the works. I’m currently typing up content for a media/press kit; which includes an official synopsis, my bio, with official photo and some FAQ. 

This information will also be included on the official website; which I’m also working on. I’m writing up content and organizing a layout that I want. The website will include samples from the story and more, including a potential new and official book cover design. 

Now, I know many of you expressed your fond for the temporary cover that I threw together and that you are all familiar with. I mean, yes, that is a great photograph that I took in Rome, and I’m not saying that photo will disappear. I’ll find use for it pertaining to this project. But, I am a hardcore fan of book cover designs and of course I want my first novel to have a cool artistic cover. And I feel this is my chance to work with a local artist to come up with a unique and memorable cover. I haven’t settled on an artist yet, but I’ve got a couple of artists in mind, and still exploring. More to come.

Your handsome and magnificent author, 

Lorenzo

Hey readers!

I know it’s been a while since I last updated you.

Where are we at with the book? My publisher Inkshares is working diligently on many books that are in the line up – and yes, THE LOVE FOOL is included. As Inkshares knocks out the pile of books, THE LOVE FOOL moves up in the line for production. For now, we patiently wait for an official release date. And I will update you on that as soon as I know.

In the meantime, I’m currently in the planning stages for book publicity and promotion. Recently, I attended GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace national writers conference in Boston. (Fellow writers: This may be something to look into.) I attended many sessions focusing on book marketing and publicity; learning the many different options for building awareness around my awesome novel. We covered topics from digital marketing, social media, live events, interviews, book clubs, and more. All fascinating insights specific to book marketing. 

Of course, there are many similarities to the publicity I’ve done in the past, so I felt a bit advanced in some sense. However, it’s always important to know how to market for a specific product, genre, and to a specific type of audience. I seem to be getting a little to MBA Marketing here, and I apologize. But for any marketing minds out there – you know how exciting and interesting learning this can be.

Anyway…. in the coming months, I’ll be working a lot on planning a strategy for THE LOVE FOOL’s release. And you’ll notice some of these new tactics as I roll them out. :)

In the meantime, be patient – THE LOVE FOOL will be coming to you.

-Lorenzo (author)

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