Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Eidtions

No, not New Edition, new editions. 2013 will see lots of new ways to enjoy books on my backlist. (AKA: books that came out a while ago.)

Good Night, Monkey Boy will find a whole new sort of audience on May 14th when it comes out as a board book edition. So feel free to give it to your youngest of readers to chew, throw and drool on without concern. I'm especially excited as I've learned first hand how essential board books are to raising a little reader. Monkey Boy will also be published as an eBook on that same day. 

Here's a photo of my youngest reader inspecting the Good Night, Monkey Boy board book cover proofs last summer!

And here she is this morning! The final board edition arrived for her approval.
Here is a size comparison next to the original hardcover

And speaking of eBooks, Baghead and Max for President have recently joined my growing list of digital editions. Look for those in your favorite eRetailer and take a whole stack of books along with you on your tablet computer!

Annie Was Warned is already available as a digital edition, but on August 6th you can pick up a paperback edition as well! The paperback edition posed a bit of a challenge. If you recall, there is a gatefold in the original hardcover edition. Gatefolds are expensive to print and therefore go against the whole point of having an affordable paperback. To translate Annie into paperback, the page layout changed a bit. That last page was no longer a single page, but a double-page spread. With that, I needed to revisit some art. A fun challenge -- recreate the exact same style and colors for something that you painted ten years ago so that it can fit in seamlessly with the original pages. I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish. Below, see the original printed page with the brand-new art! The paperback edition will publish just as the book celebrates its 10th year in print!

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