I submitted to the new PW Select, the premiere trade magazine’s quarterly supplement that provides a listing of indie/self-published titles by genre. A select few of those submitted get reviewed. My appearance wasn’t due until the January supplement (which is in print and online), so I was surprised to learn today that I had already been reviewed and it’s been up online for a few days now. Click on the pic to see the review!
I’m happy to report that TaleSpins awareness is indeed growing. Here’s a look at what’s ahead in the coming weeks:
SEPT 29th – WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR I’ll be a featured author for the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse signing copies of TaleSpins from noon – 2 pm.
OCTOBER 5th – FRIENDS OF THE DUARTE LIBRARY FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS TaleSpins will have its own booth at this annual book fair, and I’ll be on a panel discussing writing for kids!
OCTOBER 11th – CHANDLER BOOK FAIR I’ll be the guest reader for 4th & 5th graders at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena @ 3:30 pm.
OCTOBER 17th – FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE & COFFEEHOUSE Reading and signing on a Thursday evening @ 7:30. I’ll also be discussing TaleSpins in the Classroom, a curriculum based approach to the 3 stories! Hopefully some local teachers will be on hand at the event.
Last weekend’s reading and signing went well. My first time doing that, so I’ll admit it feels great to have the experience behind me. I sold some books and made some new contacts. It helped for sure to have 2 other local authors there, as I got exposure with their families/entourages as well.
I have a few more of these events lined up for the fall. I forgot to tell my OWN posse to take some pictures. Luckily my iPod toting daughter thought to snap this one!
That’s me, reading Creepy the 8th dwarf’s tale! Her twin brother is shooting video in the foreground there. I haven’t even watched that yet!
Also, a new book review here and another interview here. Thanks to all who are checking this stuff out.
Pasadena Area Peeps! I’ll be reading some of 8 and signing copies of TaleSpins on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm at the world famous Vroman’s Bookstore on Colorado.
Stop by if you’re in the area and bring a friend or 2.
Thanks! – Mm
Litfest Pasadena was a hit. Here’s a pic of me and my daughter in the booth. Happy to report we were not sitting alone like that all day. Several sales and great contacts.
TaleSpins hardcover and paperback are in 2 popular local bookstores. I actually have a book signing event on the calendar for each store (July & Sept.)
Click on this pic and you can buy the book from this Vroman’s store.
Or … you can go to the all-new, just opened online store on this very site! It’s the exclusive location for the T-shirts, posters, art prints and print promo items that I made for Kickstarter backer rewards. Now you can get them too! And of course the book in all its formats is there too!
And speaking of the book, it’s finally up on amazon in all editions (hardcover, paperback and eBook). Click this pic to go there. The page says “temporarily out of stock” but that’s nonsense. (I’d know if they were out of stock!)
Lots of options. I hope you take advantage!
About a year ago, I decided to create a Kickstarter campaign to turn my eBook stories into a printed trilogy. I spent months designing the campaign, which launched in late September 2012. It funded in a couple of weeks . . . then the real work began.
About an hour ago, a truck pulled up and delivered the culmination of all that work: a modest initial run of 200 hardcover and 200 paperback editions of TaleSpins.
As happy as I am, I can’t help but fall into the familiar, cyclical feeling: now the real work begins. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
Been a crazy few weeks, but it’s all coming together. I got a hardcover proof from the printer (see pics). After some tweaks and edits, I approved it and am now awaiting both hardcover and paperback books to arrive on my front porch next week!
Then (after sending Kickstarter backers their rewards) . . . TaleSpins will make its public debut at Litfest Pasadena. This is the second annual event in my recently re-adopted hometown, and I was thrilled to not only discover it but secure a chance to take part as an exhibitor.
I’ll post more pics soon as booth design gets underway.
Here they are. Only “8″ has a design on the back. Men’s fabric color is called “Sand”. Women’s is white.
Thanks to Allen over at eB Format for his great work converting all 3 TaleSpins stories – with illustrations and formatting – into one digital book (in both mobi and ePub files).
Look for the eBook to be available everywhere soon for just $1.99!