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Stories, wisdom, advice, and inspiration from noteworthy and honorary women who happen to be Deaf, all across America to inspire others
Stories, wisdom, advice, and inspiration from noteworthy and honorary women who happen to be Deaf, all across America to inspire others
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Update #8 Progress of The Light of Deaf Women Book Project

Posted by Sofia Seitchik (Creator)

Dear Backers!

I trust all is well with you!  It's good to be home again. Here's the update #8 of my video sharing my experience and journey of the book! 

Video Transcript for non-signers: 

Hello all! Now, I am back to the USA! We have been traveling for 7 months in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa. Wow, I am very grateful for the rich experiences we all had with my family.

While I was traveling, I worked hard with the team on the book project to make it happen with stories, layout, and cover design of the book. When the sample book arrived, my team sent the pictures of a sample book via texts, for me to see what it looks like, I was excited, but it was not the same feeling, just seeing the pictures of the book until I got home to finally get it in my hand. It is a WONDERFUL goosebumps feeling in my heart to hold this book. It was amazing feeling that the team and community made it happen to have a book into reality! Much gratitude!

Now, here is the update to share the news. I was in communication with the book publisher to point out some issues with pictures in the book, the calibration and the quality of color printing did not come out well. It doesn't seem to have the right calibration and proper set up to do the mass printing.  The book publisher in return, want us to do certain steps to modify the pictures.

After I discussed with my designers and the team what the publisher wants, it was unanimously agreed that we have to find another publisher to meet our expectations in order to work with the book’s calibrations to make it aligned. So we have to wait a bit longer to get this done. You will be informed as soon as we get the right publisher.

Secondly, some of you followed up with me regarding the survey I mentioned earlier. The survey is from the backerkit of the Kickstarter (which we all raised funds to get the book published), the survey will be sent to you, when the book is officially finalized and released. The purpose of the survey is to make sure you have a correct email and mailing address or may need to update in order to receive the book or e-book. The e-book is also available for the order.

Thirdly, for those who have not ordered book or want to get one via Kickstarter, you can o pre-order the book or e-book on our website

If any of you want to invite me to be a guest speaker to lead a workshop at school, organization or university to share about the book project, and pick out an inspiring story from this book. Also, an opportunity to buy book on the premise and get signature on your new book! I also offer the workshops for secondary schools for the youth programs and students, who would want me to be their inspiration speaker. I can discuss and share the simple and basic skills and success tools to make their dreams come true. Well, that is it! Stay tuned to keep an eye out. Thank you for your support!

Once we receive more details with the book progress, we'll share it in the next post. Stay tuned and thank you! #thelightofdeafwomen #globaldeafwomen

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      Tina on

      Do you have a publisher yet?