I got a heavy box in the mail ... I didn't know what it was until I lugged it up the stairs. And how sweet it was to open it up! Ten colorful eggs waiting to hatch.
I suppose I should think about book promotion ... and I have been. No launch party ... though the due date in bookstores is Jan. 27th. Holy smokes, that's only a couple of weeks away. I am planning on going to my local indie store and buying it! I've never had the pleasure of seeing my books in a shop because most of my books have been for the school and library market. I would love if you'd send me photos of Ten Easter Eggs in the wild!!! Better yet, in the hands of your kiddos.
I'd appreciate some help getting the word out. Here are some ways:
1. Ask your public library to order it.
2. Talk to your school librarian about getting a copy.
3. Talk to teachers about using this in preK-1 classrooms.
4. Buy it for your kids or your friends' kids to use at home.
5. Talk/blog about it -- cheep, cheep, cheep. Talk is cheap!
6. Review it.
Most books have a shelf life of two years. My hope is that Ten Easter Eggs will stay in print for many, many years so that even your grandchildren will have a chance to read and count the chicks as they hatch. Thank you for helping me spread the word.
I will do my part by doing some local school and library visits. This is something I'm comfortable doing and I'm excited to do this particular math workshop with a real book and not just a manuscript. Plastic eggs and treats will be involved!