Hey, guess what? My illustrator finished the drawings for my children’s book last month!!! The pictures above are rough prototypes for the book’s back and front cover. I know I’m crazy biased but does it not look absolutely adorable? I can’t wait to have an actual copy in my hand, hopefully by the end of this month.
I’ve been researching which publishing company to use and discovered that there are tons with ridiculous prices, 20 page contracts, and fuzzy standards. It’s pretty sad. Digging through these less than scrupulous self-publishing companies has complicated my search but so far thebookpatch.com seems to have great prices and some of the most open guidelines. (They even earned an A from the BBB.) Have you heard anything about them or tried them yourself? I’d appreciate any recommendations or input.
If you read any of my previous posts about the making of The Story Tree then you know that I mentioned a give away. That’s still the plan! My 24th birthday was this month and I celebrated by giving away 24 copies of the book to my friends and family which was really, really fun. It’s your turn next! Stay tuned. :)