Chickens Stories from Our Nest

The Editorial Process: A Book Update

I’ve had these flowers perched on the windowsill as inspiration. Spring is here and the gardens are calling and so are my the first round of edits on my book. It’s been a while since I shared some updates with you and I thought that I would get you all up to speed on my backyard chicken book.

A week ago, I received the entire manuscript back from my editor at Storey Publishing. I am now in the process of reviewing the entire book in its edited form. From reading the editor’s comments, rewriting certain sections, adding new material, and elaborating on her favorite parts; I’ve been busy! 
I am really pleased at how well the book is coming along. I never really realized how the entire book process works. There truly must be over 200 deadlines for my book alone. I’ve been assigned an entire team at Storey. This week the book’s photographer is being selected and the photo shoot planning is underway for later this spring. We are also in the process of designing the book as well as finalizing subjects for photos and working with the illustrator. In a couple of week, we will be treated to some sample pages of the book that will determine the overall style and feel of the book. Then later this year, my publicist will help promote the book, schedule a book tour and other fun engagements along the way. I can’t wait!
So for now, I’m off to finish the editing. The gardens will need to wait at least one more week until I can come out and play.
If you would like to get involved, have an idea or two for my publicist, suggest where you would like me to visit, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear what you have to say! ~Melissa

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