Since this summer, A Series of Small Maneuvers has grown from a completed manuscript to an advanced review copy and into a fully finished book. As we close in on our pub date, our main order of business is promotion and marketing. In addition to working with a brand new crop of Ooligan students to get fresh eyes on the project, we’re test-piloting a new comprehensive social media plan and coordinating with the newly introduced transmedia marketing class to share this book with the world.
The physical book is now available for pre-order on Amazon (attention: the 300+ of you Goodreads users who have it marked “to-read!”). And the ebook is almost ready to rock ’n’ roll. We’ve just finished designing it, and our final step is to proofread before we make it available to the public.
Over the summer we reached out to our sales reps who have been promoting Small Maneuvers in bookstores across the country. We also began soliciting reviews for the book and scored a sweet starred review from Publishers Weekly early in September. After a feature in Canoe & Kayak and an interview with Eugene Weekly, Eliot Treichel and his book have been generating some buzz in the blogosphere.
Our Portland launch event will take place on November 19th at Another Read Through on Mississippi Avenue, where Treichel will read, speak about his book and writing process, and answer some questions from the audience. He will also appear at Powell’s on Hawthorne in early December.