On March 15th, 2018, I received a call from my editor at FriesenPress to discuss the beginning of my dream come true! I wanted to write a children’s book about loving someone even if they were different! I also had a dream of where I wanted to take this after the book was released, which was July 25th, 2019!
I envisioned having the little extras, that children could have along with the book! Stickers, colouring pages, fridge magnets, pens, notebooks, shirts, etc! A little franchise, a small empire to be exact!
With the help of a video that was included in my package, the author of “The Wealthy Barber”, the Chilton method expressed on that very video to see your book as a small business! Marketing was key and strategy was important! Having worked retail most of my life, as a manager I had to ensure sales were good and how to market the product!
This helped me in so many ways with the journey of getting my book out there! What would make me different, stand out and catch both adult’s and children’s attention!
I am proud today of how far I have come, how much hard work I have put into this and how much pounding the pavement as well as social media presence is necessary to succeed in this book adventure!
If you are willing to work hard for what you want, you can achieve it!