I have some really exciting news to share and also wanted to ask for your help! Would you watch this 2 minute video and learn more?
If you would like to learn more and Check Out some of the super cute t-shirt options for Guys, Girls and Kiddos you can go HERE!
Annnd I wanted to share an initial illustration by the very talented Anna Brennan! She’s amazing!
Questions You May Have:
When will the book and workbook be available for purchase?
My illustrator, is working on the pictures, which is the majority what needs to be finished before publication. Her projected completion date is August, but I am due with baby boy in September, so I am not sure if I will be able to launch it before he is born. I am hoping I can! So 2 possible timelines are end of August, or November.
*****If you would like to receive updates on “My Heart’s Garden” book and workbook, either follow me on Instagram @claritywithcharity or sign up for my email list.**** and you will be the first to know when it is available for purchase!
Why are you self publishing and not pursuing traditional publication?
After pursuing traditional publication for a few months, I realized it was not a good route for these books. I felt like God was asking me to do 3 specific things with the book that would not be possible with most traditional publishing options.
- Publish a workbook that could be used by parents with their kids to further unpack the concepts in the book. Most traditional publishers are not willing to produce a workbook in addition to a book for a first time author.
- I want to maintain control over the rights to the story and printing. In doing this, I will be able to offer the book at cost or donate it, to churches and ministry organizations who can get the book into the hands of as many kids and families as possible. My goal is to not only serve families that can afford to buy books, but to specifically reach kids and families without the resources to buy books and workbooks but who want to help their kids develop their relationship with Jesus.
- Have the book and workbook translated in multiple languages. Again most traditional book publishers are not willing to invest like this in a first time author. But I believe this message is not just for English speakers, but for children all around the world.
How will the book be published?
Ingram Sparks: Hardcover version
KDP ( Amazon): Softcover version and ebook version
What are the upfront costs my t-shirt purchase is helping cover?
- Graphic Designer
- Set up fees through Ingram Sparks and KDP
This t- shirt fundraiser is only live through Monday and then these shirts will be GONE! Thank you so much for your support!
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P.S. Follow along for updates on the book and fun sneak peaks on my INSTAGRAM: @claritywithcharity – I also post the always popular Friday Faves there every Friday!