Have you ever had a moment, even if it was a split second when someone noticed you for the unique person you are or complemented you on a job well done? Do you remember what that feels like in your heart?
For both of us it was when the principal and the teachers were getting together to have an Individual Education Plan for his school year and the teachers and principal realized that Charlie had written the book and published it as well. Had set up websites and actually sold books as well. That was the day that one of the teachers was really impressed that we had come up with a cover, published it, marketing and everything that went along with it.
Mr. Kozak had brought his laptop and went to the amazon web page and looked at the book. He looked at the websites as well as our Facebook pages. He asked Charlie what all we had done and I was so proud to listen to him tell about the marketing we had done up to that point and what we had found that seemed to work best for us. Mr. Kozak and the rest of the teachers there were very impressed with what he had done and what we had done together.
I did remind Mr. Kozak that since Charlie was still a minor at the time for most of the process I had spearheaded the queries for agents and publishing houses as well. Together we discussed the options available to us with each company that happened to contact us back and made our decisions together. Finances played a very large part in what we could and couldn’t do. That is how we managed to stay out of quite a few of the vanity presses and other places that wanted money up front.
When the teachers and Mr. Kozak looked at us and had that look on their face of “they really did it.” That was our moment of one of our greatest compliments.
Thank you Wendy and Charles! Readers, don’t forget to grab a copy of Kai’s Journey. It’s only 99c right now! If you click the cover pic it takes you straight to Amazon 🙂