It has only been a few short weeks since I have last updated, but it certainly seems like much longer. As I wrote during my last post of 2013, the launch party for The Ninth Day happened on December 16 at the Koehler House. One of the Ninth Day project team members blogged about the party here. As most of our efforts for the last week or two of the term were concentrated on finalizing launch details, it was an enormous relief to see the party go off without a hitch. Attendees of the launch were even treated to a quick tour of the Koehler house and got see all of the house’s special features, including the secret safe downstairs and the third floor attic, which is said to be the favorite haunt of Gustav, one of the original inhabitants of the house. As is tradition, Ruth read select passages from the book and answered questions afterward. She also treated us all to an inside peak into the forthcoming third book in the Blue Thread series, which she is currently working on. Now that the book has launched, we are in full-on sales mode. This term we will be implementing the sell-through plan that the team created in the fall. This plan includes following up with some of the market influencers we targeted last fall, applying for awards, and coordinating a blog tour, among other tasks. In April, Ruth will be hosting a fantasy panel. Stay tuned to Ooligan’s blog and Facebook for updates and more information on that event.