Hi there everyone. It's been a while since our last post, so I thought it would be a good time for a quick update. This past week we received our first printed proof from Createspace. Unfortunately some of the images came back a little too dark, and some of the beautiful detail in Elissa's illustrations was lost. The good news is, it's an easy fix and we should have a second proof with adjustments made by the end of next week. What an amazing thing it is, to physically hold your work for the first time! We truly can't wait for you guys to see it yourselves. So with that, let me cut to the chase; we officially know what our printed products will be and the price range that you can expect.
We will be offering through our print on demand distributor, Createspace (Amazon) and 8.5" x 8.5" paperback for $17.95, an 11" x 8.5" landscape version in paperback for $18.95, and an 11" x 8.5" landscape hard back for $22.95. We will also have an ebook version available as well, but details are still forthcoming for that. Keep in mind that the book was originally formatted for landscape printing, but unfortunately there are no "on demand" printers that can provide a landscape book that big. Sadly we learned that 8.5" x 11" is not the same as 11" x 8.5", apparently in the printing world width is always the first number. So the landscape versions have to be printed through traditional off set printing, which is a lot more expensive to produce. If you're wondering what the difference is between the two, it's basically the same as watching a full screen version of a movie vs the widescreen version.
We don't have an official launch date as of yet, but you can get on a pre-order list by emailing us through the pre-order tab on the website, and then just specify what type of book you'd like.
Things are really starting to come together, and over the next few weeks we will have dates set for the book launch, the launch party, and most likely some dates for book readings. Very soon we'll be posting our first official full length book trailer with brand new content and images, some behind the scenes interviews with Nick and I, and much more. So stay tuned and check out and share our facebook page www.facebook.com/thegiftgiverstorybook.
Thanks again for all of your support! #thegiftgiver