As you may or may not know, last fall I signed a multi-book contract with Binary Press Publications, a brand new ebook publisher. My middle grade novel, Letters to Juniper will be their first children’s book offering.
Writers are really good at waiting. Besides writing, waiting is what we do. Although I have to admit, waiting for a book to be released can sometimes feel like torture. Overcoming that feeling is an exercise in creative patience. In that spirit, I have patiently created my own Top Ten List.
Top Ten List of Things To Do While Waiting For Your Book To Be Released
10: Avoid all cobwebs and cluttered closets
8: Go skiing
7: Make a promo & marketing plan
6: Get hopelessly addicted to Angry Birds
5: Write book reviews
4: Learn Arabic
3: Work on the next book
2: Go skiing
And the #1 thing to do while waiting for your book to be released --
Make a book trailer
Or in my case, have one talented daughter, Ema Tibbetts and her equally talented friend Brian Thornton make a book trailer for me.
And now [drum roll please]
Presenting the book trailer for Letters to Juniper!
A ringing endorsement –
“When I read this book years back, I remember saying to Peggy Tibbetts, ‘Why is this not published?' It’s an incredible story that brought me to tears, made me angry and sad, and evoked a myriad of other emotions, even though it is geared to middle grade readers. It is my pleasure now, through my association with Binary Press Publications, to see this book shared with the world. As the editor, I had little to do except point a finger in a few places, for Tibbetts is a skilled and masterful writer. This is a book you will want to share with your children, your parents, and your friends. ” Natalie R. Collins
Author of Wives and Sisters, Behind Closed Doors, The Fourth World, Sister Wife, Twisted Sister, and the Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series (as Natalie Roberts)
Coming in 2011 –
LETTERS TO JUNIPER
Advice from a Caterpillar
From the Styx