Image Credit: All images kindly supplied by Anne Wan.
This is a slightly strange post from me as I’d hoped to go to Anne Wan’s recent book launch in Southampton but was, unfortunately, able to do so in the end.
However, I share my thoughts below on what a book launch means to an author and the work involved behind the scenes. I then hand over to Anne for her report on her special night.
Book launches are special nights for any writer lucky enough to have them. It is a visible achievement for one thing. The writer concerned will inevitably have dreamed of being published/having their own launch for a long time – years in many cases. And here it is, suddenly happening! There is, of course, no “suddenly” about it as I discuss below but it can seem like it to the writer. The goal you have worked towards you are now fulfilling and that is very special.
You also hope that this one visible stage in your writing career leads on to others – more book launches for that particular book, writing and having more work published and so on. The encouragement you feel as you reach a stage like this should not be underestimated.