It’s crazy to think that my first book is coming out soon- hopefully the week of Black Friday!
So here’s the deal… I need a powerhouse team to help me get the word out and I would love for you to be a part of it!
What Is A Book Launch Team?
A book launch team is a group of people willing to support me before and when my book comes out!
What Is The Book About?
The book is titled “Singles: A Choose Your Own Financial Adventure.” The subtitle is “Paths to Financial Growth for Those on Their Own.”
People have asked me for years to write a book. The only thing I would want to write about is finance. Specifically personal finance.
But for the bulk of people, including my readers, that means “couples finance.” And I’m not part of a couple. I have no advice on how to get your husband/wife to go along with you when you are trying to save money. I can’t tell you how to get them involved in using a cash envelope system or talk someone into selling a car whose payment is too much. I can’t talk my cat into doing things- much less a human being.
So I never wrote the book.
But then about a year ago I started talking to my single friends more about money. It was when I was buying a house and seeking advice from those who had done it before on a single income. I discovered most of them had absolutely no handle on their financial situation. If they were in their 40’s they were still digging themselves out of their previous mistakes. If they were in their 30’s they felt everything was hopeless because of low pay, high housing costs and overwhelming student loans. And if they were in their 20’s they had resigned themselves to the fact that they would never be able to own a home.
All of which made me sad.
So I decided to do the thing everyone says not to do and I wrote a book that doesn’t apply to the bulk of my readers. At least on first glance. Most of you are married with kids. But I figured you already have tons of finance books and the rest of us deserve one.
My book is for anyone doing their budget by themselves. The high schooler just getting ready to graduate who is going out on their own for the first time (Mom and Dad this book would make an excellent gift). The 20-something who is in school and doesn’t want to regret the money they are spending. The person at the beginning of their career who wants to start strong by making smart decisions with their 401k and negotiating a starting salary. The single parent who finds themselves divorced and had someone else doing the finances for the last decade.
I do want to say that I don’t think the book would be useless in the hands of a married couple. The chapters on how to cut costs, negotiate current bills, find higher interest savings accounts and fully utilize human resources apply to everyone.
Who Am I Looking For?
I am looking for people who like to read personal finance books. My book has about 30,000 words so it will be roughly 125 pages long from beginning to end (including appendixes etc). I am looking for all ages but will give preference to those who are single or parents of singles. I promise you the book has been edited for grammar so you will find it much smoother reading then posts like this one.
People who can have an opinion and can write a review about a book they read.
Preference will also be given to people I know in real life or have seen active in A Frugal Chick’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Facebook room who have proven trustworthy. Only 30%- 50% of people who are selected for launch teams actually participate and I would like to increase those numbers.
People who love to talk to their friends and family about products they find useful both in person or on social media.
What Do You Get?
Get the first votes to help pick the cover.
E-mails from me with directions on what to do as a member of the launch team.
Be the first to read the book and give feedback if changes need to be made. As of right now you would get the book around November 1st (subject to change because life happens).
A FREE autographed copy of the paperback once released as soon as Laura can get to it along with A Frugal Chick ink pens and maybe some other goodies after you leave a review on Amazon (good or bad).
My undying love and gratitude.
What Do I Need To Do If Chosen?
Share the book on your social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) or with your team, book club, class or organization.
Buy the book when it’s released. You can do the Kindle version of the book if you like (you don’t need a Kindle- just a Kindle app on your phone or tablet). It will be released the first day at a discounted price or you will receive an exclusive coupon code to help lower the price. I would love to pay you back for this but that would blur the lines of the review. I want everything to stay on the up and up. So hopefully you were already considering purchasing my book- you could give it as a gift for the holidays!
Write up an honest review and publish it the week the book comes out on Amazon.
Tell people about the book if you think it would be useful to them.
How Can I Apply To Be On The Launch Team?
I am so glad you asked. Just fill out the form below and I will review all applicants to make a decision.
Thank you for your interest- I can’t do this without you!