Tag: Junior Library Guild books

One Hot Summer Day
© Nina Crews 1995, Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins, ISBN:9780688133931

One Hot Summer Day

Buy it here! Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Indie Bound• CCBC Choice 1995 • Junior Library Guild Selection 1995 It is summer and it is HOT. Dogs pant. Women carry umbrellas for the shade. But the running, dancing narrator is busy. Drawing. Teasing her shadow. Eating…

A good book for a hot summer day
Hot Summer Day ©Nina Crews 1995, HarperCollins Publishers

A good book for a hot summer day

August in New York City – “Dogs pant. Hydrants are open. Women carry umbrellas for the shade.”  Those words were written over twenty years ago during another hot, sticky New York summer and come from my very first picture book, One Hot Summer Day – now in print for…

BELOW – paperback edition!
© Nina Crews 2006 Nina Crews Studio Paperback Edition

BELOW – paperback edition!

BELOW is now available as a print-on-demand paperback!

Last fall, I got the news that one of my favorite books, BELOW, was going out of print. I’ve had other books go out of print before and I have always felt disappointed, but rarely surprised. This time I was surprised. BELOW had been named an ALA Notable book and a Junior Library Guild selection. Sales were never big, but steady, and the book was always a hit when I read it aloud to school groups. I was also in the midst of facilitating a big order for a school visit when I learned that no reprints were forthcoming.
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My editor encouraged me to look into keeping the book available through print-on-demand services – she worked with other authors who were doing so. I knew self publishing was getting easier and better. I did some searching for a service that offered good quality and reasonable pricing. Soon, I was ready to take action. The original art was finished digitally, so there was no need to scan the existing book as is sometimes done with reprints. I did need to digitally rebuild the layouts and the type, but overall it was pretty simple to create new production files for print. The paperback looks great. Good color, crisp type and very much like the hardcover original.

BELOW can now be ordered retail through Barnes and Noble; Amazon and wholesale through the Ingram Book Group.

Buy a copy or two!!

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© Nina Crews 2006.  Nina Crews Studio Paperback Edition ISBN: 9780692434475

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Buy it here! Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Indie Bound • ALA Notable Book 2007 • Junior Library Guild Selection 2006 • Read On Wisconsin book of the month December 2006 Jack and his action figure Guy have many adventures together, and the tall, narrow staircase…