As you probably know (and as I’ve said a million times), authors wouldn’t really be anywhere without readers. Ignoring all the politics and back-room dealings of Big Publishing, the reality is that only one group of people really matters to authors – and that’s YOU, the reader.

So, I figured, why not encourage my readers to be part of the journey? After all, it’s all thanks to you that I get to write in the first place – shouldn’t you get to play a bigger part in the process? It’s your encouragement and kind reviews that keep me going - and help pay the bills - but until now, I haven't had a great way of keeping tabs on all the terrific things you’ve been saying about my work. I haven’t been able to thank you personally.

Well, I think I’ve come up with a solution. Starting today, I’m launching the Lars Emmerich Book Launch Team… I had toyed with other names (The League of Supreme Kickassery was a close second) but I think this sums up what I’m aiming for. Here’s the deal:

Sign up below to join the Launch Team, and, in return you’ll get:

  • Free advance preview copies of EVERYTHING I release – including books and audiobooks (and any other cool formats that come along – 3d virtual reality goggles, maybe?)
  • Personal acknowledgements thanking you by name inside every book release (both digital and paper)
  • Cool prizes – just for signing up, I’ll add your name to regular raffles to win signed paper copies, Amazon Gift Cards, Kindle e-readers, and other swag

This is completely different from being part of my mailing list – you’ll be part of a select group of VIP readers. And, in addition to getting free copies of EVERYTHING I release before anyone else, you get to see exactly what impact your support has on the success of my work. If thriller novels were rock concerts, you'd have permanent backstage passes.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, there’s only one caveat. Being part of the Launch Team means you’ll be asked to leave a review of the books you receive within a certain time period after receiving your copies (usually 1 – 2 weeks). As far as catches go, I’m hoping that’s not too bad! So, if you’d like to be part of the team, just sign up below!

After you’ve signed up, you’ll be asked to confirm your email address and I’ll send you more details. As always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at lars (at) larsemmerichbooks.com. or get in touch via Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/larsemmerichbooks

Thanks for all your hard work and support!

Lars