“The Holy Grail of Book Launching: Secrets from a bestselling author and friends. Ultimate Launching Companion and step-by-step guide” By Mimi Emmanuel and Elaine Roughton

My Review

Want to self-publish your very own ‘Book Baby’? Yes? Then you NEED to own this book!

download-1Back in February 2016, Mimi Emmanuel, wrote and published “How to launch your eBook easy-peasy, with diary notes of 31-day count-down and to-do overview”. I must say this book is a little gem. How to launch your eBook easy-peasy, describes the process by which Mimi produced her very first book, in November, 2015 “My Story of Survival: The ultimate low-reactive diet for allergies, gut problems, food intolerances and chemical sensitivities”; an extremely, informative book.

Now we have the holy grail! This fabulous book is actually three books in one. Each one as valuable as the others. I knew that self-publishing was an enormous venture to impart upon, and had made up my mind that when my book arrives the publishing stage, I would need to find a traditional publisher, or just accept the fact that I would never become a published author. This incredible book has given me a different viewpoint. Even though I still want to be published the traditional way, I now see no reason why I couldn’t self-publish while I am waiting, and of course get my name and brand out there in the marketplace.

The Holy Grail of Book Launching is the absolute ‘bible of book launching’ (no disrespect to the Holy Bible). It is filled with easy to follow steps, and numerous, helpful links … an absolute wealth of valuable information and process. Mimi writes in such a way as to take away any fear one may have of this whole self-publishing journey. And it is indeed a journey, filled with angst and hard work. However, through her personable style of writing, Mimi makes this journey seem so much more approachable. In fact, once I have re-read this book, visited the numerous helpful links, and watched all the videos related to it, I know without question, I will be able to publish my own book. I have given Mimi’s book five stars because I just love, love, love it!

I graciously received an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) from the author, in return for an honest and fair review.

Why Blog?

So why blog? Why not simply keep a private journal?

You may have discovered a little of me on my “About Me” page, or you might have been curious and thought “I’ll get straight over to that blog.” Either way, that’s okay, because there is so much more to tell. I am passionate about many people and things, but on top of my list would be God, family (including church family), other friends, reading, writing, music, the occasional coffee with a piece of chocolate, and last but by no means least, my beautiful tea box, containing more than adequate variety and supply of my favourites.

Now you might say “Wow, that’s a big ‘top of the list’ list!” Certainly it is, but if I told you about everything on my list, trust me we would be here all day. I want to write on my blog about all things important to me and my life. I wish to share my journey with you; and if along the way I am able to inspire and motivate just a wee bit, then my blog will be a success.

I also have an ulterior motive for creating this blog, and that is to hopefully make some landmark posts which I could turn into a book at a later stage. I am still figuring out how that may all eventually fit together, but I’m up for the challenge (I hope).

Although my birth name is Josephine Anne, my family, and closest friends know me as Jo’Anne (I think you can probably see why). This explains why I connect my two names with a hyphen; the two names have always been as one.

Now you may ask “Why did you choose to call the blog ‘Just Jo’Anne’?”

Simply put, this blog is to be about being myself, being the person God created me to be. At present, I am passionate about being one of God’s children. Now if that worries you at all, then probably you are on the wrong blog site. If not, join with me as we travel this path called life, and hopefully we would learn more about each other and become life-long friends.

I do have a naughty (but clean) sense of humour, and so I like to reflect on some funny things at times. I like to tackle everyday life in my own crazy way, but with God’s arms always encircling me. Without Him, my life would be meaningless. It hasn’t always been that way for me. Oh yes, He’s always been there, but I haven’t always paid attention. I have been so busy trying to ‘make life work’ that I forgot that He is in control. I had to go through some hardships and wrestle with my own mental health before I could see what He was showing me. I also had to learn to ‘be quiet and still’ because while I was running around trying to figure things out for myself, I couldn’t hear God whispering to me. That’s right, He never shouts; He is a kind, loving and gentle God, and so we must be the same way otherwise we will miss out on all of His grace.

Cheerio until next time.

Jo’Anne

Originally posted on http://www.Just-JoAnne.com

May 28th 2015