Barnabas might look like a mean dog who barks at anyone coming near his yard, but when his family adopts an annoyingly cute kitten he discovers his big, soft heart.
Anyone who has had to make room in their lives for a newcomer such as a new sibling will relate to the main character Barnabas and his feelings of jealousy and anger as his family showers attention on the new kitten. There are sight gags and squirrels, miscarriages of justice, and an emotionally-charged climax that elicited tears in an audience test.
Aimed at children ages 3-6, this picture book draws the reader in with its playful illustrations while sharing an important message about how a shift in perspective is all that is needed to turn a rival into a friend.
Think of it as Shakespearean melodrama meets cat videos.
I need your help
Right now, I’m about four months away from publishing Taming of the Boo.
A lot of work goes into successfully launching a children’s book. Traditional publishers have tons of resources to put into promoting a new book.
As a self-published author, I have to rely much more on word-of-mouth to spread awareness. I have a lot of ideas for this, but I need your help in sharing them.
What you get
If you sign up to join my book launch crew, here’s what you’ll get for your time:
- An advanced electronic copy (PDF) of the illustrated manuscript that you’ll receive a month before anyone else gets a copy.
- A free copy of the paperback before it releases.
- Exclusive access to a private Facebook group, where we’ll share promotion ideas and you’ll have direct contact with me.
- The opportunity to interact with other launch crew members and see the behind-the-scenes of a book launch.
- A special mention on my blog with a link to your website.
What I need from you
- Read and review the book online (e.g. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or your blog).
- Spread the word any way you can during the week that the book launches (specific date still to be determined, but aiming for October).
- Interact with the rest of the launch team and participate in the community to help come up with promotion ideas (we’re open to experimenting).
I’m going to be “all in” for this, so I ask that you take it seriously. Please don’t sign up if you don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to helping get the word out.