Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The last Lap

One of the beautiful illustrations in the book
This week marks a very important one in the production of the book, “I Love the Skin I’m in”.  All the illustrations are complete, and I am extremely impressed with Haily’s work.  I knew that she would have delivered great illustrations; however, I am still in awe of all the beautiful artwork she has produced to make this book come to life.  I have also shipped them all to the printer, after getting them scanned by my very efficient book designer,  Rebecca Stone, who truly went above and beyond her call of duty to help me get them out to their final production destination.  This is exciting!!!

Now we have to fine tune the text and make sure the placement is where we want them, as this will help the story flow beautifully.  I am slightly nervous because part of the process is out of my hands and I am now beginning to build a great relationship with my printer, and communicate all my ideas through my designer as we all work in unison to help meet our publication schedule.

We have already gotten all the required files needed to add to the book for marketing, distribution and sales purposes, now we have to double check everything to make sure that they are all in the right position, size, and of course there are no typos.  I trust the expert Rebecca with all the book design details; she has been doing this type of work as head designer at Random House Children’s book  for many years, and is able to deliver professional work in a timely manner.

Although my to-do list has significantly shrunk, I do have to explore the next stages of the book’s production process, which deals with distribution and marketing.  I am working on a dedicated website just for the book; I also have to create an e-book, for nook, kindle, and other e-readers, in addition, I am in discussions to create an app for iphone, ipad and android operating systems.  All this is to make the book more accessible to everyone. The book has such a great message to share with our children, and I am hoping that it will help enlighten and inspire kids to love the skin they are in no matter what they look like on the outside.
Thank you all for being on this inspiring journey with me.

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1 comment:

  1. I can understand your excitement; the illustrations are beautiful!!
    It is a lot of work, but I am happy to hear that things are coming along so well. Congrats!