My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – How Can You Get Involved in the Launch?

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As part of the launch of my new novel, Watching Glass Shatter, I am beginning to plan key marketing activities for November and December. If you are interested in participating, please private message me through email at jamesjcudney4@gmail.com or via any of my social media accounts. You can find the links at the bottom of this site. I am considering the following items plus anything else you might want to suggest:

  • Book Review
    • If you’re interested in reading the novel when it’s released, or possibly beforehand as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), sign up with your email address on my blog. I will have a few giveaways and freebies for a select number of folks who can help promote the novel.
    • Looking to promote and publish reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, your personal blog and anywhere else you can think of.

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  • Blog Tour
    • If you’d like to be part of a blog tour for the first month after it’s released to help promote and advertise the book, let me know.
    • I’m looking to do a 30-day launch party where someone posts on a specific day with advertising and promotion for the book after they’ve read it. I’m open to whatever content you’d like to include to drum up interest.

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  • Author Interview
    • Perhaps you’d like to do an interview feature by asking me a set of questions I can respond to on your blog.
    • Let’s talk about options on how you’d like to share more about me and the book with your followers.

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I look forward to everyone’s interest and ideas. Thanks in advance for wanting to be part of the street team to help launch Watching Glass Shatter. Very exciting!

 

Book Summary

A contemporary and mystery fiction novel focusing on a New England family’s drama set in current times. The wealthy Glass family has lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. But it is Olivia who receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia needs to figure out which boy Ben is referring to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney is searching for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. But when Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her.

Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life altering, but she will not rest until she is able to bring her family back together after Ben’s untimely death. Will she be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re a mix of quirky fun!

via My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – How Can You Get Involved in the Launch? — James J. Cudney IV: Author of Family Drama & Mystery Fiction

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90 thoughts on “My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – How Can You Get Involved in the Launch?

    Mischenko said:
    September 6, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    I’ll most definitely read it and always up for a Q&A! ♡

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 6, 2017 at 7:17 PM

      Thank You! I would love that. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s). I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    September 6, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Sounds delicious!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 6, 2017 at 7:44 PM

      🙂

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        Mel Gutiér said:
        September 6, 2017 at 7:48 PM

        I’m very excited for you and I love how you’re inviting everyone to participate!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 6, 2017 at 8:30 PM

        I really want this to be an immersive experience with everyone from the blog; even though I wrote the book before I truly started the blog, I’ve mentioned it enough, it feels like a whole big family!

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        Mel Gutiér said:
        September 6, 2017 at 8:33 PM

        😉 yes I agree!

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    Martie said:
    September 6, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Good luck!

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    Finding the Calm in Chaos said:
    September 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    It won’t do anything to promote it on my blog since I dont have any followers, but I’d be willing to help out in another way!!!

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    jessicarachow said:
    September 6, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Definitely interested in helping in anyway I can! I’ll be in touch! 😊

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 6, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      That would be wonderful. We authors need to stick together, so I’d be happy to help on your work, too. We could do something to highlight one another!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:03 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s). I know you had a few timing things to work out — no pressure! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    bookescapadeblog said:
    September 6, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Loved your blurb….definitely interested in revewing it in my blog.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 6, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      Thank you. I appreciate it and will be in touch soon.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:03 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    September 7, 2017 at 3:29 AM

    yes, yes, yes to all of those things! sign me up for everything jay. i would love to support you in every possible way and i am very excited to find out how the story continues! 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 7:22 AM

      Thank you very much. I will get back to you soon on the marketing plan!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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        coffeelovingbookoholic said:
        October 11, 2017 at 10:48 AM

        yes, i am definitely interested. how about 11/17-11/20 – you can choose which one works best for you. it will definitely be one of the next books i am going to read, so i won’t need more time 🙂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 11, 2017 at 10:49 AM

        perfect, thanks. i’ll let you know in the next few days.

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    melaniemolewriter said:
    September 7, 2017 at 4:13 AM

    Count me in! 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 7:23 AM

      Thank you very much!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    authorsinspirations said:
    September 7, 2017 at 5:57 AM

    hey, I’d like to help with something.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 7:23 AM

      Thank you. I appreciate it and will get back you soon on the marketing plan.

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        authorsinspirations said:
        September 7, 2017 at 8:39 AM

        Alright… though i’m horrible with reviews. i’ve only ever written one, struggled through another and gave up. i can post the excerpt , an interview.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    September 7, 2017 at 6:50 AM

    I am definitely interested in reading it and reviewing it on my blog James!! I would love to be able to help you out.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 7:24 AM

      Thank you. You are awesome. I will message you next week once I start pulling together a plan.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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        mistysbookspace said:
        October 11, 2017 at 10:09 AM

        Yes I am still interested. I can’t buy the book until the beginning of the month when I get my check so I am going to go with the 11th and the 17th that way I have time to get the book and read it.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 11, 2017 at 10:14 AM

        ok, thanks, will message you

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    BookDragonGirl said:
    September 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    I’m in! I’ll help in whatever way you need me, except BookTube…that’s the only thing I don’t do. Sitting in front of a camera and talking just isn’t for me. But everything else you listed I’m down for, so let me know whatever you need!! I’m so excited about this!! I can’t wait to be able to preorder that baby…woohoo!!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 5:42 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m not a camera person either, so I totally understand. As soon as I have a schedule in place, I’ll let you know about options. I appreciate it very much.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    5171 Miles Book Blog said:
    September 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    That sounds really good, Jay!!!
    When do you need an email for a review copy? I don’t know if I have any time in November or December to read the since I want to hand in my thesis right before the Christmas holidays and this is my priority. :’D
    Sabrina

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM

      As of now, I think the book will launch in mid November, So I’d probably do a 30 day blog tour shortly afterwards. But as I pull things together in the coming days, I’ll keep you posted. Good luck with the thesis!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I know you have a busy schedule right now. I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    Jessie Silakowski said:
    September 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    I would be happy to help promote you new book. I’m not sure how much publicity it would get due to the fact that my blog has a small amount of followers. I would be up to doing both a review, as well as an interview if you would like. Congratulations on the book!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM

      Thank you very much. I will keep you posted in the coming weeks as I pull together the posting schedule and options. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    dtills said:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    Hi James, I am in too! I would love to do a book review (doing some of that with Netgalley), I would be happy to promote on my blog, although I only have ~250 followers so not sure that would be something that would interest you. I have posted book reviews on my blog, mostly of self help books if you are interested in seeing my style. Have you checked out “love books group” They do a great job on promoting authors. So excited for you!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

      I will take a look at the posts. I did recently connect with love books group, I believe. I’ll keep you posted on the marketing plan in the coming weeks and see how this could work with you. Thanks.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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        dtills said:
        October 12, 2017 at 2:12 PM

        The first two weeks in november are good for me! I am hoping to buy the hardback when it comes out (mid october? is that what I read?). Cant wait! please send me the marketing sheet too 🙂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 12, 2017 at 5:21 PM

        Hi. The physical copy (paperback) will be available in mid-November. I should have the date in a week or so. I will definitely send over the marketing materials early next week.

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    Luanne @ TFK said:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    What is the publication date?

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    foodinbooks said:
    September 7, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    I’d love to review it, and possibly blog about it, if there are any food passages. I did that for another fellow blogger who’d written a book and he was very pleased at getting some additional hits to his site and book purchases. Here is the link for your reference: https://foodinbooks.com/2017/03/06/the-feet-say-run-by-dan-blum/

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 7, 2017 at 5:39 PM

      Hi. Thanks, Vanessa. I will take a look at that post in the coming days. I’ll keep you posted. I appreciate it.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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    Aislynn d'Merricksson said:
    September 8, 2017 at 12:43 AM

    Reblogged this on aislynndmerrickssondotcom.

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    mainepaperpusher said:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    I would love to do an author interview with you!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 9, 2017 at 1:40 PM

      Thank you! 🙂 BTW, sent the email this morning thru WP with some websites. Not sure it was what you had in mind, but a few interesting ones!

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        September 10, 2017 at 2:38 AM

        Hmm, that’s weird, I don’t see the URL email. You said it went through my email address I have on WP? I don’t see it, not even in my little spam folder. You used mainepaperpusher@yahoo.com ?

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM

        Very odd. I used the “contact link” in spam as I couldn’t find the notification with your email. It went thru, but wonder if it’s stuck in your WP messages somewhere.. hmm…

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        September 10, 2017 at 7:57 PM

        Hmmm…I’m not sure. I’m not even sure how to check my WP messages. I haven’t been sent a notification.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 11, 2017 at 7:53 AM

        Could it be in email spam? I’ll see if I can find it on my side and re-send. 😦

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        September 11, 2017 at 9:21 PM

        Nope, checked.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 11, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      Hi. My blog tour dates will be Mon 11/6 thru Mon 11/20. If you’re still interested, let me know a couple of dates that might work for you for your post(s) if you want to be in the initial launch. Or if you need more time and plan to read in the future instead, I understand! I’m preparing a 1-page marketing sheet to send out next week with the schedule.

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        October 12, 2017 at 1:12 PM

        Just let me know what to do and it shall be done! It’s an honor to have a published author on my blog. Actually, it would be an honor even if you weren’t published. Yes, I like you that much! ❤️

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 12, 2017 at 5:22 PM

        Oh, Linda, thank you so much! I appreciate it. 🙂 I will throw some ideas at you this weekend.

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        October 13, 2017 at 3:12 AM

        Sounds like a plan!

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    shalini said:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Oh Jay, you would have gazillion of offers by now.. There is something known as the Spanish wave or something like that, in your games, where everyone stands up in turns, so we can do something like that here

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    Sahi said:
    September 13, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    I hardly have any followers so I don’t think I ll be any help in promoting ur book. But I definitely would love to read and review it..

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM

      Hi. I will keep you posted in the coming weeks as we pull together the final pieces of a marketing plan. Thank you!

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