Linda Carlblom

Author & Speaker

Join My Book Launch Team…(There are perks!)

Hastings Exciting news! My book, Meet Shelby Culpepper, is on the cusp of being released by Armonia Publishing. It’s a clean, wholesome, FUN read for your favorite kids who are roughly in the eight-to-twelve-year-old age bracket. But books don’t sell themselves. That’s where you come in. I’m looking for a team of people who would be willing to post a review on Amazon (and any other book-selling platform) in exchange for a chance to win a free, signed copy of Meet Shelby Culpepper AND a 10% discount on any additional copies you order when you join the team. The book will retail at $8.99 in print form, and $2.99 for the e-book.  Here’s how it works.

All I need from you is an email sent to with BLT (Book Launch Team) in the subject line.  I’ll email you a free Meet Shelby Culpepper e-book to review in a digital PDF format. Simply read the book and post an Amazon review within 30 days of when you receive it. It would be awesome if you’d also put out some Facebook and/or Twitter blasts about the book. Then on Monday, March 6, I’ll draw three names to win the free, signed copy of the book. In addition to the chance for a free print book and 10% discount, you’ll also have my undying gratitude.

To give you a hint about what the book’s about, here’s the back cover copy:

A new school.
    A dying grandpa.
        A mysterious note.

Even one of those things would be enough to keep Shelby awake at night.
But all three at once provide the perfect ingredients for a really
rotten seventh grade year.

When Shane, the cutest boy in school, talks to her, Shelby is both
thrilled and mortified. Thrilled because, wow. And mortified because his
girlfriend is the most popular—and meanest—girl in school.

With the help of her new friends—an overconfident geek and a boy-crazy
romantic, as well as the wisdom of her bed-ridden grandfather, Shelby
unravels the mysteries of the note, and explores the secrets of true
friendship, life, and death.

Meet Shelby Culpepper is a quick read at only 180 pages. My publisher just informed me that Meet Shelby Culpepper is also going to be a Kindle Matchbook, which means if you buy the print copy, you get one copy of the e-book (on your Kindle) for free. You can even gift the Kindle version by giving the e-mail address of the recipient at checkout. Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the app on your favorite electronic device and still take advantage of this offer. Cool!

Don’t forget! Send your BLT email to me at I look forward to hearing from you. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

willy-nilly Linda



  1. Love this idea for launching a book. Great idea! Do you have your team yet? I can definitely post an Amazon review for you. Are you looking for parents/adults or your readers to be on the BLT? Seems like it would be a great project for a Girl Scout troop to participate in. Are you going to the home school conference again this year? If so I have some ideas for your booth. Talk to you later.

    • lmcarlblom

      February 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      I have a couple folks who have graciously agreed to post reviews for me. I love the idea about the Girl Scout troop! Parents or kids could be on the BLT as long as they can post reviews and/or social media posts. Word of mouth publicity is always best. I do hope to go to the home school conference again. I’ll be interested to hear your ideas. Thanks for commenting!

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