The books are ALL IN!!
It feels like it’s taken forever,
but the books are finally here, piled up in my dining room and in Amanda’s living room.
The hardcovers came in yesterday (finally!), so now we’ve got all the books. I am totally biased, but they are gorgeous. The paper is nice and thick, the covers so nice and soft that I keep wanting to pet them, the colors so vibrant. (I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that you can order them here, on sale for $12 and $17 for the release month.)
“But wait,” you may be saying, “what are those things that look like greeting cards?”
Well, they’re greeting cards 🙂 If you’re in the Zeeland, Michigan area this Saturday, May 21, come and see me and Amanda at the Peddler’s Market, where we’ll be selling the books as well as some cards. We’ll be putting the cards for sale on westolivepress.com after the weekend ($4 each) — three birthday cards, one Father’s Day card (the one of the dad making silly T Rex arms), and three cards with general statements that could be used for birthdays, Happy Adoption Days, and any day “You are so loved” and “We’re in this together” would be appropriate.
There are what seems like a thousand things to do: get the Kickstarter hardcovers signed by all three of us, send them to our contributors, send the orders that are coming in through the website, make price tags for the Peddler’s Market, get us set up on Fulfillment by Amazon so the books will be for sale there (soon!), get set up on Goodreads, get onto the SEO wagon for the website, make sure my Square reader works, put the cards on the website….
The list also includes fun things. I got to upgrade my membership in the Alliance of Independent Authors from Associate to Author (see the shiny new badge in the sidebar).
And we got our first feedback from a reader:
I received the book today and read it to my son at bedtime. He made me read it three times and the last time he wanted to read the boy’s part and have me do the mom. He’s in first grade so it was a lot for him to read but he was adamant! He really liked that the boy looked like him and I actually do happen to look like the mom. Thank you so much! He said his monster looks more like a dragon and had a lot to say about his monster. I’ll try to get him to draw a picture for you. Great book!