An Economic Development Plan for Little Brick Township: The LEGO Book Launch
In my previous post, I talked about my New Year’s resolution to find a new job. I’m not the only one searching for gainful employment. Many of the residents of Little Brick Township have been sitting around with not enough to do. There have been daily protests for more jobs, and the pressure is on for Mayor Slik to do something about the problem.
The solution that everyone can agree on is a plan for the citizens of Little Brick Township to help children’s and YA authors with the launch of their new books. Already, the Bricksters have staged highly-regarded launch parties for Rogue and for Jane Kurtz’s fall 2013 middle grade novel, Anna Was Here. A group of pirates, their raft, and their pet octopus traveled to Pittsburgh to help with the launch of the first volume in Caroline Carlson’s Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, Magic Marks the Spot. Both Anna Was Here and Magic Marks the Spot received rave reviews in the Sunday New York Times Book Review. Do you see a pattern here?
If you are an author looking for a fun and unusual book launch, the Bricksters are ready and eager to help you! If we already have minifigures, objects, and backdrops that fit in with your book, we’re ready to go. In addition to Little Brick Township, there are models for superheroes, medieval themes, winter/holiday themes, and various other historical and multicultural subjects. (For copyright reasons, we cannot use licensed themes such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.) If you own pieces you would like to use, you can send them, and I’ll take care of the photography and return them. We can also stage a generic party with your book’s cover as the billboard, as was done with the Rogue launch.
Please use the Contact form to discuss what you’d like, and we can talk about the various possibilities and my rates for staging, photography, and uploading to social media. I know that most authors don’t get a lot of marketing support from publishers, so my rates are an affordable and unique way of getting the word out. And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve put some Bricksters to work and made Little Brick Township a growing and thriving community.
Hahahaha! Lynn, just about everything about your post made me laugh! Let’s get those little Bricksters to work! 🙂
Thank you, Ann! Yes, those little folks are a never-ending source of amusement. I don’t have as large a collection as many AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO), such as the Portuguese AFOL I profiled at the end of 2012, but I do a lot with what I have.
Yes, absolutely so well done! I love the image from the Anna Was Here launch!
Thank you, Sandra! Please spread the word. And I’m thinking about something big for SAVING ST. MARTHA’S.
Lyn, I LOVE this! I totally want the Little Brick Township citizens to help promote PEANUT BUTTER AND BRAINS when it is published (Abrams, Fall 2014, tentatively)!! This will require zombies. Are the people ok with this? 🙂
Oh, yes, I have zombies! I even have a zombie chef.
Such a great idea, Lyn!!!!
A nice little medieval family and an enchanted forest are waiting for you, Linda! And LEGO just released a perfect house for said family.