A Year of Development

It was one year ago today that I placed the first post on this site, describing the book “Love is Magic,” and announcing that I would blog about the development process.

Well, I’ve been posting pictures, the story, and even a coloring book for you to download.  What I’ve left out has been the boring parts:

  • Endless emails between myself and Mitch, debating the finer points of the artwork
  • Communications with publishers and publishing services
  • Shipping largish paintings back-and-forth between California and Oregon
  • Numerous mistakes made, which inevitably involved doing parts of the process over (like re-scanning the artwork, and re-uploading higher resolution images to the printer)
  • Purchasing ISBN numbers (You know you need separate ones for each edition?  Paperback, hardcover, Kindle?)
  • Deciding how to handle hard-cover editions (these will be limited)
  • Giving away proof copies and requesting reviews from influential people

There are an amazing amount of details to getting your book out into the world.  However, the light of day is starting to shine on the horizon, and I believe we have a publication date:

Look for an announcement on September 1, 2014

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you, and thank you for all of your welcome support!

Andy

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 11:10:12

    Having watched you through this year-long process (with many “Are you coming to bed soon, honey?!” words coming out of my mouth) I am truly amazed at how much work and love and dedication has gone into the process of creating this book. Being witness to “the boring parts” has only made my admiration soar for the work that’s gone into “Love is Magic”. Even though I’ve seen the proofs I still can’t wait for the book to arrive!

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