Last night we held a wine and cheese reception to officially launch Copper Pen Press. The turnout was higher than expected, and from all indications, everyone had a great time. We were able to get the word out about our new publishing house, along with giving away some great prizes. We would like to thank everyone that turned out to help us celebrate the kickoff of Copper Pen Press.
We originally intended to have a virtual party to coincide with the live wine and cheese reception. With limited space for the reception, we thought that this would be a great way to get more people involved with our celebration. The plan was to give the online partiers the same info about Copper Pen Press that we were giving at the live reception, while posting pics from the live event. We also planned to give the folks online a chance to win the same prizes that the people at the reception were winning.
You know what they say about the best laid plans… and unfortunately we ran into some technical difficulties. We were able to do prize drawings for the virtual group, so all is not lost.
The virtual party was to be held on the Facebook group “Copper Pen Press Virtual Launch Party,” and many people joined that group for the party. Even though the party is technically over, in the next few days I am going to be adding info to the group that was given out at the live event. I am also going to be opening the group up so you don’t need an invite or to be approved by a administrator to join the group. I’ll leave the group up for a few months so that anyone that wants to check out the information can.
I would like to thank the family and friends that showed up at the live reception, along with those online, for helping us celebrate the launch of Copper Pen Press