Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Strategy and The CBA Convention

Well, it's official: The Great Jammy series is getting started with an appropriate strategy involving me, the author; Joey, the illustrator; and Aaron, the publisher. We met just yesterday to discuss our future, which is bright. We formulated a unique approach that will allow us market differentiation with this series of books. What does that mean, you may ask. You'll find out soon enough, but don't worry--it's gonna be a fun twist on the idea of a children's book that, as it happens, makes an awful lot of sense, come to think of it.

I'll be joining Aaron Patterson, my publisher, in St. Louis for the International Christian Retail Show next week. I'll be on the convention floor on Monday morning to talk the project up and try to generate some pre-release sales. While we're not marketing to the Christian segment exclusively, it's still a great and timely opportunity to help pay the bills that are coming relentlessly. I'll post some updates in the next couple of weeks.

Speaking of the next couple of weeks, somewhere in that time frame we ought to have some cover art to show you--and I'm very excited about that. Once you see it, I'm sure you'll love it! The book will eventually be available in every digital format you can imagine, as well as print, so be sure to tell all your friends about the coolest kids' book you've ever seen--once it's available.

More to come soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Flying Cowboy is Getting Ready for Launch

I'm getting started with the Flying Cowboy book! Here's a few developmental sketches from one of the artists. We may have a completed cover proposal by the end of June--and if so, we can begin to generate pre-order sales, and we're on our way...(artwork (c) copyright 2010 by Joey Zavaleta, all rights reserved worldwide)