Let’s build a LAUNCH TEAM!

on February 1, 2016 in Looking For Lovely with 78 comments by

Looking for Lovely Launch Team!

Oh y’all. We are so so close (as in, like TWO WEEKS) from sharing all about the new book and telling you about the tricks and treats that go along with it (and THERE ARE PLENTY… I’m so thrilled!).

But first! We need to build an official team to help get the word out.

So we only have 300 spots- that’s it!- and here’s the kind of gals we’re looking for to fill theΒ spots:

  • someone whoΒ LOVES books!
  • someone that loves the internet and isn’t afraid of social media!
  • someone who is willing to post about the book’s release and write a review on Amazon and Barnes&Noble!
  • someone who is interested in what a book launch is all about! (If you have done book launches for other authors before, that’s great too!)

Here’s what I don’t care about:

  • your age! This is a book for women 20-100, so if you’re in that window, you are welcome!
  • your location! Anywhere you live, as long as you’ve got the internet, I’m down with it!
  • your social media numbers! You do NOT have to be followed by 2 million people on twitter to be on our launch team.

Here’s what you get:

  • A first look at the new book! (I’m both THRILLED and NERVOUS. Obvi.)
  • A free copy of the book!
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can interact with the teammates…. and I’ll be in there too, acting like a yahoo I’m sure.
  • probably glitter. Just don’t be surprised.
  • And other fun things because I love to have fun with my friends.

here is the application!

Pretty much, the 300 lovelies we select to be on the launch team will be my people who help us get this book into all the right hands and minds and hearts. And I am just so happyΒ I get to give 300 of you a free copy of the book. I kinda love giving books to my friends, so this works out perfectly.

I can’t wait to really tell you more about the book. It was heartbreaking and healing to write, it is the most honest thing I’ve ever put on paper, and I’m so hopeful for the healing God will bring through it.

So I hope you’ll join the team– hurry and fill out the application before the spaces all fill up!

. . . . .

78 comments

  1. Sheri plumier
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 4:27 AM  |  reply

    Love your writing. Would love to be on your team.

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 7:42 AM  |  reply

      Thank you, Sheri! <3

  2. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 7:06 AM  |  reply

    How exciting! Thanks for opening it up for ‘everyday’ people πŸ™‚
    Regardless – can’t wait for the book!!!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 7:42 AM  |  reply

      Oh girl. I’m just an everyday person, so those are my people. πŸ™‚

  3. Melissa Henderson
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 7:11 AM  |  reply

    I filled out the application, Annie. πŸ™‚

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 7:41 AM  |  reply

      Yay!! πŸ™‚

  4. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:14 AM  |  reply

    Accidentally submitted it while on the last question. πŸ˜› I hope it went through. I was saying how much I adored Let’s All Be Brave and how excited I am for the next book! πŸ™‚

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:43 AM  |  reply

      You’re so sweet, Madeline. Thank you. <3

  5. Jess :)
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:15 AM  |  reply

    Soooo….when I saw I missed the email last night (have no clue where it is in Cyberspace, but it’s not in my Inbox) πŸ™ I about cried! I remember when we stood around the table after Ladies’ Night last March (Embrace Church) discussing this VERY book, it’s title :), and this exact Launch Team. I remember telling you how badly I wanted to be a part of that team and you saying, “Well, I’d love for you to be on it!” Anyway, I sure hope I made the first 300, but it’s not looking too promising! Obviously, I’ll be getting the book anyway because, well, it’s YOURS!! I’m SOOOOO excited for you and for this book, friend!

    Many blessings!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:42 AM  |  reply

      Jess!! Don’t worry, I remember that convo too. πŸ™‚

  6. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:23 AM  |  reply

    Would love to be on the team! I love being a part of helping “launching” fellow artists into seeing their dreams come to fruition!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:42 AM  |  reply

      Such kind words, Libby. Thank you.<3

  7. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:02 AM  |  reply

    Pick me, pick me! πŸ˜‰ This would be my third launch team and I love being part of them. I’m excited for your new book whether I’m on it or not.

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:41 AM  |  reply

      You are so sweet, MaryAnne. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. Rebekah
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:10 AM  |  reply

    how about a mature 18 year old?!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:41 AM  |  reply

      Totally apply. πŸ™‚

  9. Heather
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 10:53 AM  |  reply

    when i got my email last night, i was so excited! after going through a tornado skype session with you, reading “Speak Love” twice with my girl, and “Let’s All Be Brave” right before going through a journey where i told Him i was ready to go wherever He was going to send us, even if it meant leaving us where we didn’t want to stay….i can’t wait to see what He has in store for us through your words this time!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:52 PM  |  reply

      Heather!! Thank you for your kind words and the many journeys on which you’ve let me join. Means a lot. πŸ™‚

  10. Pattie
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:41 AM  |  reply

    Thank you for the opportunity πŸ™‚ I found out about this from Lifeway and just applied.

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:51 PM  |  reply

      So fun! Thanks, Pattie! πŸ™‚

  11. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:42 AM  |  reply

    I applied. I can’t wait. SEND ME GLITTER AND BOOKS AND HAPPINESS.

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:51 PM  |  reply

      I just mainly appreciate YOUR appreciation of glitter. Amen. πŸ™‚

  12. Katy
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:53 AM  |  reply

    I just applied and I hope that I can help. ?

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:51 PM  |  reply

      Thanks, Katy! πŸ™‚

  13. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:09 PM  |  reply

    Oh I’m so excited for this–applying right now and crossing my fingers! A friend at the camp I worked at this summer gave me a copy of Brave and your words helped me through a long summer so, so much. I cried when you wrote about Edinburgh (best. city. ever.) and moving to different places–I lived in N. Ireland for a year and returning to the States made me feel like my life was upside down. I’m going back to live in Ireland this Wednesday, but reading your book made me realise that no matter if God wanted me back in the UK/Ireland or if He told me to stay put somewhere in the States, He would give me the grace and contentment and provision to deal with it, even if it wasn’t what I envisioned.
    Anyways regardless of what happens with the launch team for the new book I just wanted to say hey and thank you for writing! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read more in the future!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:51 PM  |  reply

      Oh, Paige. Thank you so much for your kind words. Means so much.

  14. Lisa
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:16 PM  |  reply

    Well I love glitter, so I would love to join you! Excited for your newest adventure!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:50 PM  |  reply

      Thank you, Lisa! πŸ™‚

  15. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 1:52 PM  |  reply

    I hope I can help! If not, I’ll be writing a review and purchasing the book anyway, so everyone wins XD <3 Praying for you, Annie!!!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:58 PM  |  reply

      You are so so kind AND your prayers matter far more than you can even know. Thank you, Molly. <3

  16. Megan Lowmaster
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 2:11 PM  |  reply

    I have never read one of your books but I have enjoyed what you have shared during If Gathering last year and on the short Bible studies. I hope to become part of your team!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:58 PM  |  reply

      Thank you so much, Megan! Hope you’ll be tuning in again to IF this weekend! I’ll be on the livestream!!

  17. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 3:52 PM  |  reply

    I would consider it a blessing to be on your team!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:57 PM  |  reply

      Thank you, Lisa!!! πŸ™‚

  18. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 4:45 PM  |  reply

    It would be an honor to be on your team, i know I responded t this but don’t know if it cam through.

  19. Lisa
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 5:21 PM  |  reply

    How fun! I applied even though I already rave to friends about your great books! My bible study group read Let’s All Be Brave a few mo ths ago and absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to read the next one!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:57 PM  |  reply

      Wow. Thank you so much, Lisa!!! Hope you and the gals love this one too!!

  20. Merry Anna
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:32 PM  |  reply

    Glitter??? I’m in! πŸ˜‰ I love up to you Annie!

    • Merry Anna
      posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:34 PM  |  reply

      Look* oops πŸ™‚

      • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:56 PM  |  reply

        Thank you for appreciating glitter. πŸ™‚

  21. Addison W
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:35 PM  |  reply

    I got all excited to put in an application and until I saw the ages you wanted. Next time! Can’t wait to read this next book!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:56 PM  |  reply

      You can still read it, girl. Don’t you worry. πŸ˜‰

  22. Makayla
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:46 PM  |  reply

    YES! So excited for another book of yours! Thanks for your obedience in following the the Lord’s calling-He is using you to bless and encourage so many others! Can’t wait to read it!!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:56 PM  |  reply

      Thank YOU, Makayla. I keep writing because people like you remind me the hard days are worth it. <3

  23. Michelle Henderson
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:47 PM  |  reply

    Can’t wait to read it & pimp it! ? You know that both Tanner & I got you Annie! ?

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

      YESSSS. Thank you, friend. So much love and aloha to your family. <3

  24. Abbie Joy
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 8:51 PM  |  reply

    Accidentally submitted my application while typing why I want to be part of your book launch ? … Would love to be able to help you out with your book launch and get the word out about it via word of mouth, Twitter, snapchat (I know you’re still learning ?), etc. Congrats and cannot wait to get my hands on your new book!!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

      (But I love it so much, Abbie! Can you tell? πŸ™‚ )

  25. Shelly Elston
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:01 PM  |  reply

    Your enthusiasm is contagious and your words are infectious. I love your writings and would be honored to be part of your launch team. Either way, can’t wait to read your latest book!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:54 PM  |  reply

      Thank you thank you thank you. Your words mean a lot to me, Shelly. <3

  26. Leda Pisarcik
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:11 PM  |  reply

    Can’t wait to read your book, always a good read !

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:54 PM  |  reply

      Aw thanks, Leda. I so hope you feel that way about this new one too.

  27. Ally
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:29 PM  |  reply

    Very excited for your new book : )
    Think I accidently hit submit too soon, but best of luck for your upcoming release! Thanks for putting such raw & true feelings to paper…it’s like having a friend beside you talking you through difficult times right when you need one.

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:53 PM  |  reply

      You’re so kind, Ally. Thank you. <3

  28. Marci High
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:40 PM  |  reply

    Ok- I fail because I can not find the application!!

    • posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 9:53 PM  |  reply

      You do not fail! πŸ™‚ Here you go!

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KClMriZ2A3sAPzNKHXNEYjnAO6R9aoR1L-1RrhLvosI/viewform

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 1:12 AM  |  reply

      I finally found the application.
      Filled it out and sent it in.
      I also want you to know that when I write reviews, I also stagger them on different dates on my other two blogs, to bring more exposure of the books.
      I also post on Amazon, CBD, BAM (now a verified reviewer), Librarthing, andGoodreads.

      • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:21 AM  |  reply

        You’re smart, Lisa! I like it!! πŸ™‚ Thank you very much.

  29. Jenn
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 10:44 PM  |  reply

    So, I’m pretty sure I submitted my application by accident before I was finished typing, but that’s totally fine because I’ll be purchasing the book anyways! πŸ™‚ Side note, Annie, your book “Let’s all be Brave” was a game changer for me! God has used your words to reach some of the deepest layers of my soul and I am so thankful for your bravery and courage to say “Yes!” to God’s calling and vision for your life. Your words bring truth, wisdom, encouragement, hope, and joy as I embrace my journey. I am so excited for you and this new book! God has already used you to touch lives and draw people closer to him and I know he is going to continue to use you to grow His kingdom!

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:23 AM  |  reply

      Jenn!!! Thanks for your kind words. Means more than you know. <3

  30. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:26 PM  |  reply

    Oh my gosh, late to the party, but this is so cool! I’m a relatively new reader and really love your voice and honesty. Just submitted and would be super-thrilled to be in your corner on this <3

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:23 AM  |  reply

      Thank you so much, Sarah. πŸ™‚

  31. posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:27 PM  |  reply

    I sent my application in last night after getting your email… LET’S ALL BE BRAVE changed my life! I can’t wait to see what your next book will help me do. For years I was bound by fear and my comfort zone. Two months ago, I took a scary step and moved to the DFW metroplex. Hello, freedom! Thank you for writing that book. It gave me the push I needed to be brave!

    P. S. How will we know if we have been chosen as one of the 300?

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:22 AM  |  reply

      Oh your comment makes me SOOOOO excited for you to see the new book, Christi!! (And we’ll contact everyone by the end of the week!) πŸ™‚

  32. Dakota Coulier
    posted on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:44 PM  |  reply

    Ahhh I hope I make the 300!!(: regardless, I will be getting the book and reading it way more than once!(:
    You are such an inspirational woman Annie, I am so excited for you for this next book! God has truly gifted you in his ministry!(:
    Thank you for the opportunity for all your fans Annie!(:
    Always praying for you!?

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:22 AM  |  reply

      You are so sweet, Dakota. Thank you x a million. πŸ™‚

  33. Jeanne
    posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 12:05 AM  |  reply

    So very excited for a new book from you, Annie!

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:22 AM  |  reply

      Thank you, Jeanne! <3

  34. Keri
    posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:09 AM  |  reply

    Application submitted a couple days ago – so all we do now is wait, right?

    • posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:21 AM  |  reply

      Yep! You’ll hear from us by the end of the week! πŸ™‚

  35. Lauren Clemons
    posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 10:57 AM  |  reply

    Um done and done. I’m such an Annie fan you could pretty much ask me to join any team of yours.

  36. posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 11:42 AM  |  reply

    This is so exciting! I loved loved loved “lets all be brave”! – Excited to get my hot little hands on your new book! Just applied to be on your launch team – so… fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

  37. Shanna
    posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 6:53 PM  |  reply

    So flippin excited .period.!!! Whether I am on the team or not I cannot wait for a new book from you!! Like for real ?

  38. Alexis
    posted on Feb 04, 2016 at 11:36 AM  |  reply

    Hi Annie,

    Congrats on your new book! I’d love to participate on your launch team! πŸ™‚

    I filled out the application and submitted it .

    Did you receive it?

    Sincerely,
    Alexis

  39. posted on Feb 06, 2016 at 12:15 PM  |  reply

    Hello Annie!

    So excited for you and your latest book launch. Got my rejection email for the launch team, but still very much enjoyed reading the intro and 1st chapter – I think its going to be my favorite of all your books. (It was already on my to-be-preordered-list, but now I’m looking forward to reading it even more.) πŸ™‚

    I know you’ll have a fantastic book launch – blessings and prayers and love to you and your team!

  40. Jassey Thomas
    posted on Feb 07, 2016 at 12:22 AM  |  reply

    Are all the spots filled? I tried to click on the application but I’m not sure if it works still?

    Sorry if i was too late to join this!

  41. Abby Lee
    posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM  |  reply

    I applied as soon as I got the early email, but I never got a rejection or an acceptance letter for response team, does that mean I’m definitely not on it?!

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