Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Virtual Book Launch

I've never had a book launch - not a proper one at an amazing venue, with lots of guests, champagne and chocolates, where people ask me to sign copies of my books. But, a writer can dream. So, I have decided to have my own virtual book launch with virtual chocolates and champagne.

Please join me today in the launch of four new books written by me and published by QED Publishing. They are a series of hardback illustrated maths books for children aged 2+.

The Shapes Around Me series is designed to help children recognise squares, circles, rectangles and triangles in their own environment. The books have beautiful, bright illustrations to attract young readers.


The paperbacks are due to be released in February 2011. QED Publishing have recently commissioned me to write a complimentary series called Colours Around Me. This series is due to be published early next year.

39 comments:

vh said...

Congratulations Anita on your virtual book launch. It is the first I have been to and it was excellent. Enjoy the chocolates and champagne.

Thomas Taylor said...

Congratulations! These look great for little ones.

Here's a box of virtual Belgian Chocs to help keep the party going:)

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thank you. Please help yourself to the virtual chocolates and champagne too. There is plenty to go around. :)

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your virtual book launch. Thoroughly enjoyed the virtual champagne and choccies and if you ever want to drop by my blog to talk about your books you are more than welcome.
Tracy :)

Nick Cross said...

Why Anita, what a lovely launch you're having! And such fine company :-)

David Calcutt said...

Great idea, Antia. I wish I'd thought of it. Many congratulations.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Tracy, I have never done an author interview before. It would be fun. Have some virtual cake too. it is fat free.

David Calcutt said...

This is a great idea, Antia. I wish I'd thought of it for "Map of Marvels". And congratulations on these publications.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Good to see you here Nick. :D

annkramer said...

congratulations Anita; I hope the champagne is not too virtual.

Jenny Woolf said...

Hello, Anita, nice to be here! I agree that you should have some real champagne somewhere around - you deserve it after all! Lovely books!

Lynda said...

Congratulations Anita - the books look great. And four of them all at once! I'm raising a glass of non-virtual Sauvignon Blanc to wish you the best of luck with them!

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thank you David, Ann, Jenny and Lynda. I am soooooo pleased you could make it.

fionadunbar said...

Congratulations, Anita! Going to open the wine now; any excuse!

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Cheers Fiona. xx

Amanda Lillywhite said...

Hi Anita
Congratulations - the books look great.
Hope to meet up with you again in the real world some time soon.
Amanda

Margaret James said...

Brilliant idea to have a virtual book launch - hope the books sell well, and you have lots of success!

Leslie Wilson said...

They look like good books for my grandson.

Leslie

Ann Jacobus said...

Congratulations, Anita!! And thanks for the virtual champagne (I'm cutting back on chocolate).

Savita Kalhan said...

Congratulations! Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolates and champers - hope yours were not virtual, or virtuous!

Margot Finke said...

Wonderful idea Anita. Getting kids early, and making math interesting, is terrific.

Congrats, mate.

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Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Brilliant, Anita! Congratulations on your virtual book launch! Now you couldn't possibly organise some real champagne, could you, but the time the virtual stuff gets here all the fizz has gone... ;-) xxx

Candy Gourlay said...

fantastic! congratulations and have another glass of shampoo on me! (beautiful books)

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Virtual Book Launch speech

Thank you everyone for attending my virtual book launch. I am so pleased so many of you could make it.

I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me and making this all possible and my publisher QED and my daughter who without i'd stuggle at everything in life and dictated this speech to me.

I love you all and don't forget to buy copies of my books for me to sign.

kathryn evans said...

Who drank all the champers?

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Another virtual truck load has just arrived. Help yourself Kathy. Have you tried the virtual Canap├ęs? :)

KMLockwood said...

Gosh - what scrummy canapes!
Thanks for the invitation, oh talented one.

Hannah said...

Hope I've not missed all the fun! It looks like it was a great party, but you need to get the virtual venue owner to move that guy who's fallen asleep in the corner!

Odette said...

I hope I'm in time for the Virtual Book Launch. It will be the first I'll have attended. The books look instantly appealing and will be just right for a couple of our grandchildren. Thanks for the invitation!

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended my Virtual Book Launch yesterday and left me a comment.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Anita xxx

Elliott said...

Congratulations, Anita. This party rocks!

Sue Hyams said...

Congratulations, Anita! And thanks for the champagne. Hic!

Teresa Ashby said...

Is there any champagne left?

The books look brilliant, Anita - they'll definitely be on my shopping list!

Paula Harrison said...

Fab books Anita! Cheers! (she lifts up mug of honey and lemon - no champagne until this sore throat goes!)

Stroppy Author said...

Oh dear, I'm late. Probably all the virtual champagne has gone! But congratulations anyway - super! I've done a few books with QED and they always look lovely.

Drake Sigar said...

My congratulations to your success, I assume I qualify as being fashionably late and you have wisely saved me some chocolate.

Lynne Hackles said...

Sorry I'm late. Congratulations. Brought my own virtual red wine but ate all the rest of your chocolates.
Well done and keep working hard.

Sue Eves said...

Phew - I made it! Anita, this is a BOOkS Launch - practically a library :O) COngratulatiOns - never mind the champagne & chOcOlates. I adOre circles :O)

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

This must be the most comments I have ever had. I feel like a real blogger now. Thank you everyone for you support and kind wishes.
:D