1 - It's a good thing I was sitting down when by book manager, Laura Bastian, messaged me today with a link. Dream about something long enough and seeing the goal become a reality is enough to knock a lady flat on her ass.
The link, of course, is to the Amazon listing for #BabyFat. My official launch day is still September 28 for the physical book, but for now, you lucky kindle-owning bastards can preorder the ebook today and have it automatically delivered to your device upon actual launch.
2 - I'm hosting a special giveaway for you pre-order peeples. Anyone who purchases the kindle version through September 27 and emails me a copy of your receipt will be in the running for a signed copy of Brittany Gibbons' Fat Girl Walking. Sister-girl is kicking ass with her latest book and I am so excited to offer her book as a prize for my readers. To be eligible, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and write "BabyFat Preorder Contest" in the subject line. Contest is open to US and Canada only.
Also and because this is important? I'm pretty sure my hiring manager at Latina Magazine, Damarys Ocana, was the first to purchase her copy. Damarys is rocking the freelance life now, and it means so much to have her support. Thank you, D!
2 - I suck at Periscope. I love watching scopes from friends like Melanie Mendez-Gonzales from Que Means What and Eileen Carter-Campos from Mommy Teaches, but the actual doing takes up too much thinking time on my part. I can never figure out how to tweak things so I see comments, for one thing, which drives me batty. So my friend Joyce suggested Blab and y'all? I found my new Happy Place.
Not only is the platform linked to twitter, allowing for sharing directly with tweets pointing followers to the live feed, but you can record your show and it is automatically delivered to your gmail account within a few hours. No thinking required. All that to say that I'll be keeping my periscope account to support my favorite people, but I'll be doing my thing (including any and all #BabyFat promotion) on Blab. Stay tuned for next Tuesday's #BabyFat Blab at 9 p.m. EST during which I will give away one signed copy of my book to a lucky participant, along with a few other surprises.
4- Sign up for my newsletter by September 28 for a chance at a signed copy of #BabyFat!
5 - I don't remember if there was a five, come to think of it. So I guess that's it until tomorrow!