Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Journey to Publication Continues

Copy editing of my children's book, Benny's Angel, is nearing completion. During this phase, a Tate Publishing editor examines the manuscript to discover any spelling or grammatical errors. I went over the manuscript with a fine-toothed comb before submitting it and gave it to seven other individuals to read, including four members of Louisville Christian Writers, so I feel pretty confident it will pass muster in this respect. Once this is complete, Benny's Angel will move on to conceptual editing, on which I will share more very soon.

While the manuscript has been undergoing its first phase of scrutiny by Tate, I continue to spread the word about my blog. One way I've accomplished this is by getting on Facebook and Twitter, and by adding their links and the link to Digging in God's Garden below my e-mail signature. In addition, I printed flyers on some lovely paper bordered with butterflies and flowers ( in which I inform readers of the upcoming book and invite them to investigate my blog. All this was in response to encouragement by Tate Publishing to begin to establish a platform for promoting Benny's Angel.

That platform is in the baby stages and, with God's help, will grow. Since I started this blog on December 9, 2010, not quite two months ago, I have had a total of 241 visits from nine countries, including Russia, United Kingdom, Croatia, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Bermuda, Canada, and United States. It's thrilling to think that my little blog is drawing viewers from across the ocean. Because of the internet, the world has become much smaller and my own world has been enlarged.
                                                                                                                 ~ Laura


  1. I love this post. It's very detailed in the part of the publication process you are currently going through and in the other necessary author information, like the building a platform. I also like how you shared where your visitors have come from. Great job, Laura!

  2. Hi Laura,

    I read your post about publication. It seems that you are so very gifted. I'd love to buy Benny's Angel for my little Iliana when it is published. Also, I'd love to see your artwork. Is it possible to upload photos? Blessings!

  3. Very interesting post about publication. I too would love to buy the book for my Niece when it is published. One day I hope to publish a book myself if it's the Lords will. Blessings.