I’m super happy as I have finally all the book details for you!
Here is the good news: I finally know when I can ship the book to all of you. The book will be ready and fresh out from printer in October 2015. It’s later than the original schedule, which I’m very sorry about—but it will be worth the wait!
What you can look forward to is a book that is now double in size. That’s 100% more material than I initially planned! I can’t wait to share it with you all. That said, I’m just as anxious as you are to see the final product. I never dreamed how in depth the publishing cycle is—from the creative end of writing and drawing to editorial revisions and finally to printing and shipping. A lot goes into a book.
A really good publishing house called Macmillan will handle the printing and delivery of the book and they are determined to print the highest quality book in the fastest time possible. They've also helped me with the editing and art work. Macmillan is one of the greatest publishers out there and I couldn’t be happier to have them help me with Ruby and getting the book to you. At the end of the day, you’ll get a much better book because of their help.
It’s been a long process working out the details of the publishing agreement.. It was very stressful not to know the schedule, the printing details, but especially not being able to tell you exactly when you will get the book. Finally, just this Wednesday we were able to confirm that Macmillan will be publishing the book and that we now have a set date for the release. I wanted you to be the first to know.
When the book is ready to ship in September, I'll send a reminder to everyone in case someone has moved and changed addresses.
The good news:
- We have finally a shipping date!!!!
- The book is twice as long as originally intended. It’s going to be more like a chapter book with 64 pages and 10 chapters. There's more exercises (40 pages to be exact).
- And most importantly, you've helped me set up a foundation for future work with Ruby. Along with making sure all the logistics will work out as planned, I will continue working on new things around Ruby. And you all will be first to know. Already you can go to www.helloruby.com and make a computer, play with a paper doll and think what computers are.
I wouldn't be a book writer and an illustrator without the help of all of you. You changed my life and I'm forever thankful. Now that the book is almost 100% written and the illustrations are ready, it’s all about logistics and the printers doing their thing to get the book to you as fast as possible.