The launch is swiftly approaching, so remember to mark your calendars for December 16! You can also RSVP on Facebook. Since the launch is so near, the Ninth Day team has been wrapped up in event planning. Stop by the Koehler house next Monday to see how our efforts this term have paid off.

If you haven’t RSVP’d on Facebook yet, the launch begins at 7 p.m. at the Koehler house, currently home to the law firm of Kilmer, Voorhees, and Laurick, at 732 NW 19th Avenue. Ruth will be reading, signing books, and participating in a brief Q&A session. And if you’ve been following either my updates or Ruth’s career, you know that her readings are never dull affairs.

In addition to finalizing the details of the launch, we are also swiftly nearing the time when the production process ends and the book moves from production (i.e. “sell-in”) to the sell-through period. To that end, a few people on the Ninth Day team have worked up a sell-through plan over the last few weeks. Such plans include possible awards to apply for and other ways to reach out to the audience for the book. In Ruth’s case, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, an important cultural and political turning point in American life and an integral aspect of her novel. She will be promoting the book throughout the year, and while these posts may not be around to cover all of these upcoming events, Ooligan certainly will.

I will be back next week to talk about how the launch went—and to reveal some details about an exciting panel that Ruth will be moderating next spring—but why don’t you come see for yourself?

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