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sarahg908
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Question for parents - from an author

Parents - my first children's book, "Michael's New Neighbor" was just published by Guardian Angel Publishing, and is available for purchase online.  My question to you is - when purchasing books for your children, how do you typically find these books?  (Do you go into the store knowing what you are looking for, or do you typically browse the bookstore and just discover a book?)  I'd like to promote my book in the best way possible to reach the most people, but I'd just like some opinions on how you purchase.

 

Thanks!

Sarah Gasparetti

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Michaels-New-Neighbor/Sarah-Gasparetti/e/9781933090412/?itm=1


 
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Hi Sarah.  I am a grandmother of 17 and have purchased many children's books in my lifetime.  I usually buy books that have been recommended in a magazine or maybe when I see the author on television.  I like to read a review before I buy as the content of many books would not agree with my value system.  You must be very proud of your achievement...good luck!  Mary     (Just your thread encourages me to check out your book online... and I may just buy it for my "live-in" grandson who is five.)

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Re: Question for parents - from an author

Mary - thank you for sharing your thoughts!  I'm working on getting some reviews now, professional and from customers.  (I know reviews are important to me as a reader.)  I never thought of targeting magazines for reviews/promotions though - good idea!

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Question for parents - from an author

We buy a lot of classic books we've known about for years (decades, really) for the grandkids.  For current books, we rely heavily on the Horn Book Guide.  We also check the library's new childrens books (our small local bookstores don't carry very many new children's titles.)


sarahg908 wrote:

Parents - my first children's book, "Michael's New Neighbor" was just published by Guardian Angel Publishing, and is available for purchase online.  My question to you is - when purchasing books for your children, how do you typically find these books?  (Do you go into the store knowing what you are looking for, or do you typically browse the bookstore and just discover a book?)  I'd like to promote my book in the best way possible to reach the most people, but I'd just like some opinions on how you purchase.

 

Thanks!

Sarah Gasparetti

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Michaels-New-Neighbor/Sarah-Gasparetti/e/9781933090412/?itm=1


 

 

 

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Re: Question for parents - from an author

When we select books for our library we often use professional journals. I also look at B&N new books & read the reviews listed for the books.

 

You may want to see if you could join up with a local public library to get the word out. When kids get excited about a book, it carries over to the parents. When my son wants a book I'll always get it for him, unlike the latest video game :-)

 

Good luck with your book!

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Re: Question for parents - from an author

I am speaking with the libraries in my former elementary schools, and other local school's libraries - maybe do an author visit with the younger grades.  It definitely seems like reviews are the way to go...from various outlets.  I have to look into all these things!

 

Thank you all for your advice so far - keep it coming!

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I usually browse in the book stores, with the child, and see what appeals to him/her.  After the age of 6 or so the child generally chooses.  
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Re: Question for parents - from an author

My daughter is only 6 months old but I've been reading to her since s born because I want to teach her to love to read. She already loves story time. When I'm selecting books for her, I look for bright illustrations and rhyming words if possible. Although she can't understand a story line yet, she loves pictures, rhythmic sounds, and the time we spend together while reading. Right now, Dr. Seuss keeps her entertained.