It seems like forever since I penned the first words of the series, Josie Bean Books. Finally after over a year of tweaking and being timid about putting myself and book “out there”, I have finally submitted the first book to agents.
Lots of prayers and and dreams have gone into the writing of these children’s books about our very own Josie. The whole purpose of the series is to bring awareness and recognition to the dwarfism community, while capturing Josie’s sassy personality. There are no other books like it on the market. None. In fact I wrote them because I saw a void in the market. How could author have written about everything except this? It’s amazing how much we humans have not figured out yet.
I certainly have done much research on different ways to go about publishing. After completeing the manuscript, I feel like that was the easy part. Figuring out a market I only now the bookstore end of has been daunting. It’s overwhelming how many companies are out there, and how many ways to publish there are.
I have decided the best thing for these books is traditional publishing. First, I need an agent. Then the agent gets me a book deal. They do all the work, and I pay nothing out-of-pocket. This is the best case scenario. If this doesn’t happen, I will look into the many facets of self-publishing.
I have learned one thing. Patience is a very hard virtue.
According to several sites, I need to build myself a good following of people who know me and support this idea. Will you please be one of them? I would very much appreciate all the support I can get. “Like” Josie Bean Books on Facebook. Please follow my Twitter account. Most importantly, keep checking back here for updates on the process as they come in.
You have been so kind to stay with me all these years. Don’t stop now. Thank you so very much for being around and supporting this cause.