Is a Book Launch necessary?

by juliecround

Checking my old blogs it seemed a question got more readers, hence the title.
I have always had launches for my books, with varying amounts of success, but I have always thought they were worth the effort.
I don’t go to bookshops. I look for somewhere easy to park with refreshments available. A Garden Centre was perfect for my second book and a Leisure Centre for ‘The Third Lane.’ The next venue will be a pub/restaurant (where the two people in the book went to dine)
I suppose it will son die out as digital books take the place of printed ones but, until then, it is a great excuse for a party!