Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

How to Have a Stellar Book Launch

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

How to Have a Stellar Book Launch

Your new book arrived at your doorstep yesterday and that’s a very good thing—your book launch is tomorrow! Yikes! Now that you have your book in hand, what else do you need for a stellar launch? Hopefully, you’ve been planning this event for a few months and have everything all organized, but if not, you can still pull it together at the last minute. Assuming that you’ve posted a...

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Four Steps You Need Before Self Publishing Your Book

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Four Steps You Need Before Self Publishing Your Book

Self publishing your book can be overwhelming, but if you think of your process in Four Easy Steps, you’ll be able to get through and even enjoy the journey!   Four Steps You Need Before Publishing Your Book Marketing/Publicity Cover Design Layout Editing/Proofreading Marketing/Publicity  When I was working on self publishing Right Lane Ends (Catawba, 2006) six years ago, I booked my...

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How to Throw an Awesome Book Launch House Party

Posted by on May 1, 2012

How to Throw an Awesome Book Launch House Party

  You’ll have your new book in your hands in a few months AND of course you want your book in many other hands too, with preferably a sell-out situation on the horizon. Want a fun way to draw in readers while meeting new people and audiences? Host or co-host a house party. Hosting an awesome house party for a book launch requires planning and time like all things worth doing. If you plan...

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Celebrate Alice Osborn’ s New Book!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

Celebrate Alice Osborn’ s New Book!

My new book, After the Steaming Stops  (Main Street Rag, 2012) has now been published and I’m proud to announce my listing of upcoming readings and events. My book is $10 (reg $11) throughout the month of April and available via my website. Hope you can make some of these book events! here they are: Friday, April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, 207 Fayetteville St., Re/Max City Centre, Raleigh. Get your...

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How to Host a Kick-Ass Book Launch

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

How to Host a Kick-Ass Book Launch

A month ago on January 28th I celebrated my book launch for Unfinished Projects, my book of poems from Main Street Rag Publishing Company. I celebrated with 45+ people, many of whom weren’t poets, but came out at the end of a long work week in the dead of winter to hear me read my poems and sit next to others who enjoy the written word. I also sold books to over half of the crowd. So how did I...

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