My author photo that so many of you commented on was only part of what was necessary to send my publisher yesterday. Claudia’s and mine bios were also sent. Those two items were necessary for the “Coming Soon” button on eTreasure’s web site. Another button I am working on is the preorder button. You’ve seen this on Amazon for people who are enthusiastic to buy before the book is actually published and don’t want to miss it. This is good for while I am creating the buzz about my book.
For the button I sent my publisher book blurbs by two children’s’ authors, Sue Walls and Bobbi Carducci, and then my elevator speech. My two sentence synopsis of what the book is about.
Also my publisher needed to know exactly how many pages were in the book. From the beginning “Annie’s Special Day” was a thirty-two page children’s picture book. My first book dummy allowed three pages of front matter and a back fly page. This is standard in all children’s books. This is how I learned how to write children’s books. The front matter took into account the publisher’s and copyright information along with a title and fly page.
I did not count the bio page because I thought that would go on the jacket. Now however I have book blurbs to go there. I think the bios will go on the inside back cover.
The rest is formatting that the publisher will do.
Sunday my friend and I worked on my web site all afternoon. Yes, me, web site. All in the same sentence. Eekk. I can’t hardly believe it.
Have any of you dealt with these aspects of getting a book or other project off the ground? Did any of you make a book dummy? Or website? How did you handle it? Do you have any suggestions?