Received the proof for the book Saturday. I’ll call this morning and give them an “ok to print.” I should have the books in a couple of weeks.
I ordered shipping materials today. Still have to determine how much shipping cost will be. Also, have to determine how to get the automated pay process to charge tax for Virginia residents. Then I can make the book available to you. It won’t be long now!
In the meantime I want to show you a few pictures to give you a better idea of what the book will look like.
I’m very pleased with the book. After I had the “proof” copy in hand I realized I had made some good decisions along the way.
For example: The type size is a bit larger (12 point) than what you often see. I don’t know about you, but even if I’m really interested in the subject matter, I have a hard time staying awake reading a book with large blocks of on-going tiny print.
I wanted this book to be EASY to read and I think I’ve accomplished that. Everything is broken down into bite-sized pieces with their own topics even within chapters.
Another thing I did that is not currently considered proper, I used the same type face for the body copy as I did the headings. I think it looks much nicer. I tried it the way that’s considered correct and I didn’t like it. I think you’ll enjoy it more this way too.
Out of 285 pages only about 19 are color, and they turned out very nicely as did the cover.
Paper is smooth white and nice thickness. If you’re one that likes to highlight passages or make notes in the book, you’ll be able to do it.
The cover will be laminated which will give your book some added protection from everyday use.
Won’t Go Out of Date
Nature’s way of doing things doesn’t go out of date. And since the 3 keys to success involve working with nature rather than against her, the book will be one you can hand down to your children when they start their gardens.
It gives very simple information that doesn’t seem to be readily available. It’s the book I chose to write first, because I felt it would give the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. The information is here for gardeners to be successful without a lot of things to buy or learn. As I say on the back cover, the choice is theirs.
Please Help Spread the Word
If you’ve been reading TMG a while, you know that I know nothing about social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and don’t do any of it. It would be a great way to spread the word, but at this time, it’s not something I know anything about. If you’re into social media, I hope you will help me let fellow gardeners and gardeners-to-be know about the book. Anyway you can think of to get the word out to folks will be greatly appreciated.
Your Special Price
The books back cover reflects a price of $28.95 which is what it will cost in book stores when I finally have the time to pursue that avenue. But to you and other readers of TMG, the price will be only $24.95. The next time I post about the book, I hope I will have everything ready to allow you to order.
Thank you again for all your support and encouragement along the way. I couldn’t have done the book without you.
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