Wednesday, July 8, 2015

'How to love San Francisco' is available on Amazon for free for limited amount of time

Dear readers.

we launched a couple of days ago and wanted to make you a little present: therefore 'How to love San Francisco' is free for you to download until 11th of July on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0106RGWG2


Grab your copy today and leave a review if you liked it!

Afterwards book price will increase to 5.48USD.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Lots of love,

Johanna

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Good news - official publishing date for "How to love San Francisco" is coming up!

After we successfully raised the funds to bring "How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay" to English-speaking markets with Indiegogo, we are happy to announce that official publishing date is coming up in a couple of days, on June 23rd 2015!

Long months of work are finally over. We have been busy with translation, final edits and getting it ready for official publishing in the last 12 months - now we couldn't be any happier to soon bring our San Francisco travel novel in front of your eyes.



The book will be available through Amazon - both as a digital and print copy. If you can't wait to read it, drop me a note  (Johannalehmannbooks@gmail.com) and I will send you a digital copy for review! 

Want to know what is it about?  It's a travel guide wrapped in a love story

This book is a marriage of a novel and a travel guide, like a Lonely Planet with a love story. A story 
taking place in San Francisco and following the story of Hanni, a girl crossing both oceans and cultures to live her dream in The City That Knows How. 

This book is written for everybody -- either local or a visitor -- who wishes to learn about the life, 
culture, and the ins and outs of San Francisco and be entertained with the story of Hanni. 

The German language version of “How to Love San Francisco” has already been: 

• A top 3 position seller on Amazon Germany 

• A semi finalist at the Tuscon Festival of Books 

• Top 3 position at the Continuing Studies of Wisconsin 

• Top 50 non-fiction author at Lovely Books

Lots of love from Munich,
Johanna 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We did it! Now there's less than 24 hours for the final stretch goal...

Ok, this is it guys. Thank you all so very much for your support!

Now, we're into our last 24 hours. For those of you who haven't heard, we both made our goal AND we're setting one final stretch goal. If we make this, you ALL get something! Take a look at this video and see for yourself:



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Enjoy a taste of the book today - watch it or read the first chapter of 'How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay!

Dear Readers,

we hope you are enjoying the long weekend and maybe even explore new parts of San Francisco! We are now half-way through the campaign and want to say 'Thank you very much' for your previous support!!

Please share the news about the book with your friends and spread the word - it means the world to us!! Just click one (or both!) of the buttons below to make a real difference in just moments!


Now you can even provide your friends with a reading from the book. And if you yourself didn't have the chance to listen in to the story, go ahead! The long weekend is a great chance to do so. You can find the link to the first chapter here. You prefer a shorter version? Just click the video below and watch Johanna reading from the book!


            


Have a wonderful weekend!

Johanna and the campaign team

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We just launched 'How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay" on Indiegogo


Dear Readers,

Finally the wait is over! A couple of minutes ago we launched our popular book “How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay” on Indiegogo. You can visit the campaign website here.


Or just click onto the book cover:



http://igg.me/at/SF/x/2530712




Please, like it, share it, and back us for some great rewards. A special offer to all early backers who support us in the first 48 hours with more than $100: you will be featured on the "Wall of Fame of early backers" on an extra page in the book!! 


We can’t wait to have you visit our campaign website!

Thanks soo much for supporting us,

Yours,
Johanna

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"How to love San Francisco - One year in the City by the Bay" - Our softlaunch event at Rocketspace

Dear San Francisco Fans!

Great things happened recently - last week we soft launched the indiegogo crowdfunding campaign at Rocketspace in San Francisco. What I mean by soft launching? We showed the video to everyone at the event and I gave an exclusive reading of chapter 1 and chapter 2.

That's what my friend Sophia from Rocketspace wrote about the event on their blog:

"The reception at RocketLabs, our 225 Bush St coworking location in San Francisco, was bustling with book lovers Wednesday evening, April 9th, as our very own Johanna Lehmann announced the soft launch of her very popular book, “How to Love San Francisco: One Year in the City by the Bay.” Johanna, aka author Hanni Bayers, regaled the crowd with her Indiegogo fundraising campaign video (featured below) as well as an exclusive live reading of the novel’s second chapter, introducing us to main character Hanni and explaining her book’s very unique structure. This hybrid travel guide and romantic novel follows Hanni’s adventures discovering San Francisco, its startup culture, and the intricacies of dating in America, each chapter followed by excursion details to special places and hidden spots in San Francisco.
This romantic novel meets travel guide, originally written in German, has been lauded far and wide: it’s one of the top 3 books on Amazon in Germany, a Top 3 at the Continuing Studies of Wisconsin, and was a semi-finalist at the Tucson Festival of Books. The author, Johanna Lehmann, was even selected one of the Top 50 non-fiction authors by LovelyBooks, Germany’s largest reading community!
You can support the English language translation through Johanna’s Indiegogo campaign, and download a chapter of the book for free on the Hanni Bayers website!"

Enjoy the full post here!

Let me know what you think!

Love,
Johanna





Friday, April 11, 2014

How To Love San Francisco, a travel novel, to launch on Indiegogo

Folks here you find the original press release for our soft launch event: 

Johanna Lehmann, author of German book Ein Jahr in San Francisco, to launch an Indiegogo campaign to support the publication of its English title, How To Love San Francisco: One Year in the City by the Bay. 



San Francisco, CA, April 2014 – How To Love San Francisco, a successful travel novel originally written
in German, is making its way to English readers. The author, Johanna Lehmann, and her team is set to launch their Indiegogo book campaign on 23rd of April 2014.

How To Love San Francisco: One Year in the City by the Bay is a “marriage of a novel and a travel guide, like a Lonely Planet with a love story. A story taking place in San Francisco and following the story of Hanni, a girl crossing both oceans and cultures to live her dream in The City That Knows How,” quips author and a Bay Area locale. “This book is written for everybody who wishes to learn about the life, culture, and the ins and outs of San Francisco and be entertained with the story of Hanni,” she adds.

The German language version of How To Love San Francisco has already been a Top 3 best seller on Amazon Germany, a semi-finalist at the Tuscon Festival of Books, Top 3 at the Continuing Studies of Wisconsin, and LovelyBooks' Top 50 non-fiction author.

Given the recognitions and positive reviews it has received from various literary communities, the IndieGogo campaign will bring the book to English readership all over the world.

“This book sets up a fresh, somewhat frisky and unusual "take" on San Francisco. The author teases us with questions that ask us to look at our stereotypes. And she presents an answer about San Francisco not being what we think it is. It's an "island nation" not just a city. We liked this fresh voice, which is very hard to attain with travel articles about popular cities that have been written about so many times before. We wanted to turn the page to see what other nuggets the author brought forth," adds Jury of Writer's Institute Madison University.

The IndieGogo campaign was soft launched also in mark of the author’s 30th birthday celebration held at RocketSpace and sponsored by Trumer Pils, a German style Pilsner, and EFACTOR, the world's largest entrepreneurial community.


About Johanna Lehmann

Johanna Lehmann is a San Francisco-based writer. Her previous work on San Francisco won the '2013 Writer's Institute' and was a semi-finalist at the Tuscon Festival of Books in Arizona. Lovelybooks, Germany's biggest reading community, selected her as a Top 50 non-fiction author. The German version of How to love San Francisco is the highest rated book in its category on Amazon. She holds an MBA from Ingolstadt School of Management & INSEAD and took Creative Writing at Stanford University.

For further information about How To Love San Francisco, please visit www.JohannaLehmann.com or contact Johanna Lehmann at JohannaLehmannbooks@gmail.com. Press kit is available here: Bit.ly/howtoloveSF-collateral.