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My First Book Launch on Happiness May 4

Here's what I'm doing and it's not perfect yet.


I'm sharing with you all during the process to give you any insight and wisdom my experiences so far can provide.


On Wednesday, May 4, 40 gifts valued over $1717 will be shared with lots and lots of folks on lists of all 40 luminaries I invited into my book launch. It's happening at


Here's the first 13 gifts:

  • Erica Nelson’s Happiness Quotations E-Course PLUS “Prospect When You Are Happy”

Seven days of the 70-day Happiness Quotations e-course to connect you deeper to your brilliance.  

PLUS enjoy the download version of Erica Nelson’s first book “Prospect When You Are Happy,” a primer for changing your life, setting intentions and experiencing the change you want to be.

  • Marci Shimoff “Love for No Reason Workbook”

Marci Shimoff, bestselling author of “Happy for No Reason” and “Love for No Reason”, shares her fabulous 71-page workbook designed to shift your experiences into love for no reason. Love more deeply, easily, and with more resonance.

  • Matthew Ferry’s “15 Powerful Inspiration Strategies”

Matthew Ferry, illuminator, and one of Erica’s rare and gifted mentors, created “15 Powerful Inspiration Strategies to Get you Into Action on Your Dreams” as an insightful 71-page book that accompanies the book Happiness Quotations perfectly. It’s deep, a book to cherish.

  • Terri Levine “Magnetizing”

From stellar business guru Terri Levine, whose business guidance is unparalleled, comes this book: Magnetizing: The Guidebook To Achieving Financial, Emotional, and Spiritual Abundance E-Book. This is an easy read, opens you up for magnetizing the life you know could be yours. Terri’s words flow, and help you get into the feeeeeling of prosperity. Thank you, Terri!

  • Rich German “Monetize Your Passion”

Rich walks his talk, he met Erica in 2006 at a meditation retreat. He shares how to monetize your passion, love what you do, do what you love and prosper. Rich shares his secrets for building a healthy business staying true to your creative self -- in this 229-page ebook.

  • Linda Joy “Aspire Magazine” Subscription

The Premiere Inspirational Magazine for Women since 2005, Aspire is dedicated to inspiring women to live deeper, more authentic and inspired lives. Featuring today’s leading visionaries, authors and more – Aspire is at the forefront of women’s inspirational publishing. Every free subscription includes over 50 free gifts from Aspire Inspiration partners. Linda Joy is an inspirational leader for this publication, and she empowers women writers to shine.

  • Coach Louise “The Conscious Way Toward Healing Grief”

Dear friend and brilliant, compassionate grief coach Louise Rouse shares five weeks of grief healing by lessons sent weekly. Priceless!

  • Russell Hill “The God Manifesto”

Russell pours his heart and soul into this lovely inspirational book on experiencing God’s love, and he has graciously shared chapters with Happiness Quotations readers. Thank you Russell!

  • Nina Askell “Create A Book For Your Child! 7 tools to kick start you into creating an original, personal book your child will love now & forever”
  • Suzy Spivey  “30-Day Gratitude Journal”

In Happiness Quotations: Gentle Reminders of Your Preciousness, you are invited to appreciate and express gratitude on the road to experiencing more happiness and joy in your life. Suzy’s 30-day Gratitude Journal is an excellent accompanying tool to do just that! Thank you Suzy, for this gift.

  • Celeste Hamman presents “The 4 Cornerstones for Channeling Your Higher Self: Building a Practice of Inner Communication”

Celeste was Erica’s personal life coach during the writing of her book “Prospect When You Are Happy,” and her gift is to help you shift into higher consciousness leaving ego behind. Now, that is a great gift.

  • Marie Kirkland, blogtalk radio host of “Conversational Journeys,” presents “Declutter Your Life: Creating a Life of Peace, Organization and Balance”

Marie is a strong supporter of Happiness Quotations. For you, she shares her book designed to take you through the decluttering process of self discovery, elimination and most of all moving away from what no longer works and reconnecting with your spiritual source. By using the assessments and tips, you will experience increased mental clarity, a shift towards inner alignment, and physical and mental peace.

  • Kate Michels “GPS for Success” The book features best-selling authors Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People),  Les Brown (Power of Purpose) and others.  Kate’s five steps to success give the directions to easily achieve what one truly wants.

What I did to pull together all of this activity was to work with another author, Louise Rouse, who had a good list of contributors to another self-help event. I went through lots and lots of possibilities and e-mailed those authors whose gifts I felt worked well with my book.


John Kremer says the true test of a book marketing event is: does it sell books?


So, on May 4, 2011, I will find out if the book launch for Happiness Quotations works.


I did everything myself, so far, as far as creating the content for the emails and ezine articles about the launch. It also landed me a spot in a women's magazine for the summer, and possibly an October conference for book promotion in the fall.

Since I teach happiness, though, I am committed to being happy no matter what the outcome ends up being. I am fortunate to have all these people join the team, and I feel blessed regardless of book sales. It's been a great journey.


Not previously a believer in creating a big book launch with JV partners, I'm a full believer now. 






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