Well, my book has been officially available on amazon.com for almost a week now, but there is still a slight snag. There’s a problem with the “search inside the book” function, but the tech guys are working on it. It should be fixed either today or tomorrow (keep your fingers crossed for me!). You can currently see the photos inside the book, but all the text is showing up as weird rectangles. Strange… (Edit: They fixed it, finally. You can now see the inside of the book. Sign in to your account on amazon.com to see even more pages.)
I didn’t intend to officially announce the book’s publication until they got that fixed. However, amazon is currently discounting the book by 45%! I have no idea how long they’ll continue offering the book at such a great price, since it’s something I have no control over. If you’ve been thinking about getting a copy of How to Make Adorable Baby Animal Dolls, and you don’t mind not being able to read any of the text when you peek inside the book, now would be a good time to grab one. If you do, be sure to let me know what you think.
The cover came out really nice, didn’t it? Thanks to all of you who helped me with it. Collaborative art does sometimes work! There are a few photos inside the book that printed darker than I wanted, but that’s another one of those things I can’t control as much as I would like. With POD publishing, perfection is not achievable, unfortunately. Overall, though, I think it came out pretty good. And I now have a nice little collection of baby animal dolls! (The gray striped kitty on the middle shelf was made by my parents, 20 years ago, back when we sold them at art shows and gift shops…)