Yesterday, while walking down the street, I looked up to see a friend walking towards me. He was holding an orange book. "That book looks familiar," I said. He laughed. His bookmark was near the back of "Going, Going, Gone!" I took the book and inscribed it, and handed it back. He told me he was going to write a 5-star review. We chatted and walked away. All of YOU, who participated in the crowdfunding, made that moment happen. I will never forget it. Thank you!
"Going, Going, Gone!" sales are excellent. Radio interviews up on stevehermanos.com. Twitter shoutout from YouTube superstar Zack Hample. Fantastic 5-star reviews on Amazon (more needed, please). Your baseball-loving friends will love it. Also, those who enjoy an exciting read about America and what makes it great (and don’t care much for baseball), are also raving about it. It’s all very gratifying. Please reach out to your baseball-loving friends.
Also, for those who pre-ordered, and have not yet received your copies of "Going, Going, Gone!", please email Noah@inkshares.com.
Hit a homer!
Thanks to those who’ve sent me selfies holding "Going, Going, Gone!" One came from Jerusalem. It’s fantastic that the book is being read far and wide.
Radio interviews here: https://www.stevehermanos.com/interviews
As mentioned before, PLEASE DO NOT put books for sale on the secondary market. This hurts current sales. The first month of a book’s publishing life is essential. If you want to give books away, please wait until the end of the year. Again, please do not sell them on the secondary market, or give them to someone to sell for you.
5-star reviews contribute to the success of the book. Amazon, Goodreads, BN.com. Please reach out if you need help finding where to enter your review.
Baseball fans are resonating with the book. Gratifyingly, so are non-baseball fans.
Here’s a great review: "Steve Hermanos, has authored a wonderfully compelling and imaginative novel. With wit, intelligence and compassion he has created three unforgettable protagonists. As the story proceeds, you will feel the increasing urgency of their mission. Their struggles are populated with some of the most memorable figures from the early twentieth century and they achieve a vibrant presence on the page. If you appreciate fiction crafted with empathy, humor and skill - you will enjoy Going, Going, Gone !"
I’m posting interviews. Two are up and more are on the way: https://www.stevehermanos.com/interviews
Books should arrive in the next week. If anyone wants clear labels, autographed, so you can stick one for each book on the title page, please let me know. I can mail you labels.
To those who ordered multiple copies, PLEASE do not sell copies at discounted prices. This damages sales. If you’re desperate to sell some, contact me.
Thank you so much for your participation in the publication of "Going, Going, Gone!" To those who haven’t bought it, this week is crucial in its life. I’m getting very gratifying feedback. If you have a friend who’s a baseball fan, this is a home run of a gift. I guarantee it.
Please check out the interviews, and let’s have some fun!
I’m off to see a high school baseball game later today! Cheers!
"Going, Going, Gone!" has been printed and is being shipped to you, and to bookstores.
Official publication date is now: March 8. Please tell your baseball-loving friends, and those who love fast-paced American literature, about it.
First radio interview: https://www.stevehermanos.com/interviews
Also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
SINGLE - Publicity Campaign. Nothing earth-shaking, but anything positive helps. Cut and paste: https://stlsportspage.com/2022/02/05/historical-fiction-baseball-book-is-going-going-gone/
DOUBLE: If you’ve pre-ordered a lot of books and don’t have use for most of them, I CERTAINLY DO. If you’d like to have some of your copies sent to me, please let me know. email@example.com. This doesn’t apply to eBooks.
TRIPLE: If your mailing address has changed since the crowdfunding campaign, please let me know. I will forward the new mailing address to inkshares. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME RUN: If you haven’t seen the book trailer, it’s on the website: steverhermanos.com
GRAND SLAM: Pre-orders of "Going, Going, Gone!" should be headed to you by the end of the month or early March.
Publication Date: February 22, 2022.
Please LMK if you’d like to be part of the "Going, Going, Gone!" launch team. This is very important.
Video book trailer for "Going, Going, Gone!", by Emmy-nominated director Kirk Davis, on the website: stevehermanos.com.
Feel free to contact me: email@example.com
Four Months To Publication of Going, Going, Gone!