Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Olympics Beat Love

A few of my friends from Colgate University sent me a picture of their Kindle.

The lovely mother of one of my former students
took a picture of my book (on an iPad, I think).
It's Day Three of Launch Week for The Olympics Beat. I don't know about you, but I'm having a great time!

On Sunday I shared a podcast interview with Stuart Beaton in China.

Then, for over 24 hours on Monday, my friends and their friends stormed Facebook with dozens of links to the book.

Today, my book was featured on the blogs of two lovely, talented writers: Jane Cornelius in Shanghai and Susan Blumberg-Kason in Chicago. You should visit both of their blogs if you are interested in women who write about China and life!

Tomorrow, I'll be making guest appearances on a couple more blogs.

As of Tuesday evening, HK time, my e-book is #1 in the Beijing Travel categories on Amazon US and UK, #1 in China Travel on Amazon US, #12 in Asia Travel on Amazon UK, and #16 in Travel Memoirs & Bios on Amazon US. I am enjoying this while it lasts!

The coolest thing that has happened is that my friends have started sending me pictures of The Olympics Beat on their e-readers. I'm so grateful to have this kind of support and enthusiasm.

Some of my closest friends from Colgate are having
grand adventures in Peru right now,
but they took the time to send a pic.
This one might be my favorite because it comes from one of my former
students from the US who just graduated from high school this weekend.
The Olympics Beat is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon in the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy. Thank you for helping me spread the word about this travel adventure!

For photos illustrating each chapter of The Olympics Beat, you can visit ShannonYoungWriter.com!


  1. Thanks for the guest post on my blog today about your experiences at the Olympics in Beijing. Hope your readers will visit!

    1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to post on your blog Harvee! I'll feature Book Dilettante in my next update!

  2. Here's the link to your guest post on Book Dilettante: Book Dilettante

  3. The Olympic Torch Relay is fun....http://youtu.be/6vao2W_1SO8

  4. It's so fun to see how well The Olymics Beat is doing in the Amazon rankings! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog and review. You've worked really hard on this book and promoting it, so a huge gunghei, gunghei from Chicago! I can't wait to read more of your guest blogs this week!

    1. Thank you Susan! I'm having fun watching the rankings too :). I'm still planning to send you a guest post for my June blog tour. I hope that's still okay!

    2. Yes! Very much looking forward to it!!

  5. I love the photo of you on Jane's blog!


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