I’m excited to say that today my children’s book, Dana’s First Fish can be found in stores. Crossing my fingers that you’ll find it in your local store. I’m curious to see how far my book reaches. If you see it on the shelves in a bookstore, take a picture and post it on my author page on Facebook and let me know where you found it, what store and what city and state.
Dana’s First Fish tells the story about a little girl whose mom is taking her to get her first pet. Dana has decided that she wants to get a goldfish. But where do goldfish come from? Dana and her mom go on an adventurous journey to find out!
It’s set for the age group 0-10 years. Paperbacks are $6.99, eBooks are $5.99
I want to say thank you to everyone for patiently waiting for my book to come out. It’s here, it’s finally here. Click on this link http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-62510-529-5 and it’ll take you to my publisher’s website, where my book is available for purchase online.
Please keep up to date with my upcoming book signing events or my next book release by checking my facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferNAdams
Earlier this week I received an email from my publisher. He had sent me an entire copy of my children’s book, wanting me to scan through it carefully for any corrections that need to be made. So far I’ve only caught one misspelled word, but I asked for two minor changes to be made on an illustration.
I cannot tell you in words just how excited I am to be able to see my book in it’s entirety. It really pleases me to see my work finished. I hope to be sharing a picture of the cover with everyone very soon, but I am told by my publisher to wait until all the corrections have been made and will be on it’s way to the printer.
I should learn next week if the corrections I requested to be made will be approved, if they are, then they will work on them. Then I will receive my first copy through the mail (snail mail).
I’ll continue to keep everyone posted. If you have facebook, please click on the link below and ‘like’ my author page so that you can be kept posted straight away as I tend to wait awhile before I blog about it.
Yesterday, I opened my email and to my surprise I received an email from my editor, showing me a picture of the cover art to my children’s book. I was excited to see it! He told me to pick one of the two options that he emailed me and to let them know which one I wanted for the book cover.
I looked at both of them several times, but it was easy to pick which one that I liked best. I then asked my grandma to come and take a look and see which one she liked best. She had picked the one that I liked as well. It wasn’t a hard choice to make.
One of the pictures the artwork popped out at me. It was bright and colorful compared to the other one. The other artwork was hard to read the title because it was in black and white. It didn’t match the rest of the artwork. I quickly emailed my editor, telling him which one I had chosen.
I wish that I could share with you the cover art, but I was told not to…yet. They want me to wait until the cover has been finalized. I can understand that. Not to mention I wanted to wait myself, something about the anticipation of the surprise seems more exciting. Its kind of like going to a movie you haven’t seen before with someone who has seen it. The element of surprise is ruined when they begin to tell you what happens before it happens. I love surprises. I love going to a movie or watching a TV show without knowing what happens until it happens.
It is getting closer and closer to production, the part that I’m anxiously awaiting. I’m not sure what makes me feel giddier, the closer I get for my book being complete or the part that comes after that. I’ll find out at the end of this month.