Today is Day 5 of a 5-day virtual book tour for A Caterpillar, a Bee, and a VERY Big Tree. This tour is sponsored by The National Writing for Children Center.
In this post, the authors offer details about what they have been doing and will be doing to promote their book.
About the Book – A Caterpillar, a Bee, and a VERY Big Tree
Published by Yorkshire Publishing in the spring of 2015, “A Caterpillar a Bee and a VERY Big Tree” is the first book by brother and sister co-authors, Dicksy Wilson and D. B. Sanders.
D.B. Sanders is also the illustrator of the book, which is currently available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and booksamillion.com.
The title has recently been added to the Spotlight Oklahoma Collection with the Tulsa City County Library and it has been nominated for a Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Award.
What Readers Are Saying about the Book
“Excellent story with incredible illustrations.”
“The story is so sweet and the artwork is outstanding! I highly recommend this book!”
“Bought the book for my kids and ended up buying for all my nieces and nephews!”
The book recently received a 5-star rating from The Feathered Quill:
You’ll find a review of the book at book-views.com.
Finding the Authors/Illustrator Online
The D.B. Sanders illustration page can be found on Facebook at The-Art-of-D-Sanders. Sanders is currently working on the illustrations for a soon-to-be-released book by another author who was introduced to Sanders by the publisher. Sanders does artwork and designs for multiple clients in and around the Northeastern Oklahoma area.
Being new to the writing and publishing game, the authors are promoting predominantly by word of mouth and social networking sites such as twitter, facebook and instagram. Utilizing this simple method, the authors have managed to sell over 300 books since June 2015.
In Person Events
They have appeared at numerous book signings in Tulsa, OK including their most recent visit to Red Fork Art Gallery.
They are currently working with some area schools and will be visiting classrooms soon to read the book to kindergarten and first grade children.
The Relationship Between Author and Publisher Today
Working closely with Yorkshire Publishing, the authors maintain all of the rights to the story and imagery while the publisher assists in the overall publishing and marketing of the book. Using the more recently established print-on-demand service, copies of the book do not have to be stored. This saves space and money and eliminates costly overhead. When an order is submitted, the book printing process begins. The final product is shipped directly from the printer without the author and/or publisher having to make a trip to the post-office. This makes the print on demand system a more cost-effective and convenient solution to the traditional long-run printing method requiring storage and fulfillment.
To follow all 5 days of this virtual book tour, start the tour at The National Writing for Children Center.