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Title: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 15, 2012, 08:10 PM
This is my first hardcover Children's Book!!! For those of us who are used to the Educational, Coloring Book, Magazine, Self Publish Markets, I'm sure you understand my excitement!!

The book is called A Perfect pet for Peyton and is published by Moody Publishers.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b0S4zJVRVtQ/T4tUqaJFUJI/AAAAAAAAArA/n4mwBwNg8rE/s400/PerfectPetforPeyton3Dn_245px.jpg)

It also has a free app that works alone or has extras that work with the book! 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dToIW6Acw9g/T4tWkkG8FlI/AAAAAAAAArM/frY9D17cHds/s400/feature.png)

I have more info about it over on my  blog (http://kwankwest.blogspot.com/2012/04/finally-my-first-hardcover-childrens.html)!!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--FBPquVrEMk/T4tfGIYlQWI/AAAAAAAAArY/cK-aWLeC1OE/s400/Perfect_Pet_for_Peyton_inte.jpg)
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Post by: Larissa on April 15, 2012, 08:31 PM
Congrats! It looks great!
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Post by: AnnH on April 15, 2012, 08:33 PM
How exciting! Congratulations!  :partytime
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Post by: Cynthia Kremsner on April 15, 2012, 09:47 PM
Congratulations Wilson!  :hairdude
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Post by: JulieM on April 15, 2012, 09:48 PM
Good one. Congratulations!
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Post by: Dani Duck on April 16, 2012, 12:37 AM
The illustrations look really neat. The animals are really cute! I hope you sell lots of copies.
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 16, 2012, 07:27 AM
Thanks so much everyone!! Let's hope it leads to bigger an better projects!!

Actually, that's a good question. How do you take a published book and use it to promote yourself further and get higher level work?? Any ideas??
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Kell on April 16, 2012, 07:30 AM
Congrats! It's beautiful -- must be wonderful to see your work presented in such a lovely permanent format.
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: SYoon on April 16, 2012, 08:40 AM
Thanks so much everyone!! Let's hope it leads to bigger an better projects!!

Actually, that's a good question. How do you take a published book and use it to promote yourself further and get higher level work?? Any ideas??

Feature it on your website, Wilson! And maybe update your postcard with the book, if you do mailers. Perhaps you'll get more projects from this publisher! Congrats and good luck!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 16, 2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks again so much guys!

@Syoon-That sounds like a good idea. Hopefully I can update my site swiftly to maximize the impact!!! Thanks so much!
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Post by: 217mom on April 16, 2012, 10:11 AM
Beautiful!
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Post by: KatyD on April 16, 2012, 07:56 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Cherie_C on April 17, 2012, 06:15 AM
Congrats!  I love the cover and there's apps! Very cool!
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Post by: Anne Marie on April 17, 2012, 06:19 AM
Congrats!
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Post by: Beth on April 17, 2012, 07:40 AM
Congratulations, Wilson. That's awesome. The illustrations look great!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 17, 2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks so much everybody!!! The little App with the games is a little fun twist that I feel is neat. Very interesting looking at my work being used in that way!! I'm excited!! :)
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Post by: sameyers on April 17, 2012, 08:09 AM
Congratulations.  :hairdude

God Bless,
Susan
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: CaroleB on April 17, 2012, 08:54 AM
Congratulations! And I love the Double W on your site and the group name, , "Once Upon a Sketch" is so clever.  The portfolio is wonderful to view.

Enjoy your moment and here's to many more!  :milkshake: ( I don't drink, hah!)

Carole
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 18, 2012, 06:04 PM
Thanks so much everyone!!!

Carole- I don't drink either so (http://www.verlakay.com/boards/Smileys/default/milkshake.gif) for everyone!!!! My treat!!!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Chris Jones on April 18, 2012, 06:47 PM
Looks great! Congrats!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 23, 2012, 01:16 AM
Thanks so much Chris! You are a great inspiration! I longingly look at your website and the wonderful quality of publishers you've worked with and I aspire to the same! Thanks so much for the congrats!!

-Wilson W, Jr.
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Post by: Stephen on April 23, 2012, 04:14 AM
 :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :ceilingdance :pickle
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 24, 2012, 05:32 AM
Thanks so much Stephen!!!!!!
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Post by: Dee ✿ on April 24, 2012, 06:21 AM
How exciting!  I just downloaded the app.  :)
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Post by: H. Pinski on April 24, 2012, 07:54 AM
Fantastic!  :chickendance Congratulations!
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Post by: kb mikals on April 24, 2012, 10:36 AM
congrats !!!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 24, 2012, 02:10 PM
Thanks everyone!!!

@MyIDea-let me know what ya think! I didn't create the app, it just uses my artwork. But they just updated it with two more games. One works for me the other doesn't. (The one where the bird repeats back what you say.) Let me know how it works for ya!!

Thanks again!!! :)
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Ev on April 24, 2012, 03:58 PM
Congratulations, Wilson!!  Looks like great illustrations!   :partytime

Best wishes on this leading to lots more illustrating opportunities for you.
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on April 24, 2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks so much Ev!!!!!!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Wendy Martin on May 03, 2012, 05:30 PM
Woohoo!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Traci @ITD on May 04, 2012, 07:27 AM
Congratulations! It looks like a ton of fun. I love the playfulness of your art. Good luck with sales of this book and the apps and in getting higher level work. I know that feeling. I'm working my way up the illustration scale too. Keep on promoting and getting your work seen. It'll happen.
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on May 05, 2012, 09:16 PM
Thanks again everybody! I'm still trying to figure it all out! How to make this work to my advantage in the best possible way! Hopefully inspiration will strike soon! Thanks again!!

-Wilson W, Jr.
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: Just Jodi on May 06, 2012, 05:27 AM
Beautiful!

Congrats and hugs, Jodi  :tigger
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Post by: Stephanie Ruble on May 07, 2012, 09:04 AM
Congratulations Wilson! That is so cool!! :yay
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Post by: Jeff Smith on May 07, 2012, 01:21 PM
Your illustrations are amazing!
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Post by: CarrieLee on May 10, 2012, 10:24 AM
Gorgeous!
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Post by: spochron on May 10, 2012, 11:15 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: My first hardcover Children's Book!!
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on May 10, 2012, 01:24 PM
Thanks so much everybody!! I am super excited! Be sure to get the free app!!! ;)