Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Baby is Here!

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!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Vijaya. Your books look wonderful! Just enough time before Easter to get them out there. :) I'm crossing my fingers my comment will work. For some reason I have trouble making them stick on your site, but I do enjoy your posts!

Mirka Breen said...

Happiest sort of package ever, ey?
Dance with it, Vijaya. It "ain't" heavy...

Vijaya said...

Marcia, I didn't know my blog was giving trouble. Just ignore the robot nonsense. I have it turned off. And thank you.

Mirka, I do sound anxious, don't I? I need to dance more ...

Barbara Etlin said...

Big congrats, Vijaya!!!

Faith E. Hough said...

Yay!!!!! Can't wait to hold one in my hands, too! (I'll definitely be going into our local bookstore to see a real, live copy there. :)

Marcia said...

Getting a box of books is SUCH fun. I totally cannot wait to see it in the "wild"!

Leandra Wallace said...

Ohmygosh!!! I got so excited when I saw that it has the eggs popped out and actually touchable. My little guy loves these books. He has a ladybug one, a duck one, and we recently got one about planets that he calls his 'spaceship' book. =) We will definitely be getting this. And let me look at what I've got going on in the next couple of months, and I'll get back to you here soon about featuring Ten Easter Eggs on my blog. I'd love to have you!

Vijaya said...

Thank you all.

I'm getting more and more excited as the due date approaches.

And yes, the tactile aspect is the most fun.

Leandra, I'd love to be on your blog. Thanks!