After three years of interviewing, researching, writing, re-writing, and gathering photos, my book, Finding a Way is just about ready to go to the printer. The picture that accompanies this post is the book cover. My friend and basketball teammate, Sue Schenning, designed it and I couldn’t be more pleased with her work. Gary Newton and Francies (Goose) Garroutte have given me permission to use their photo of Hazel Walker and her Arkansas Travelers.
People have asked how much it will cost, overall to self-publish my book. The answer is: it depends on how many copies I want to print and how widely I want it distributed. Like many self-publishers today, I could send the book to a local printer and take care of all the promotions, library and bookstore distribution myself, but I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help me pay for a first-class effort. With the extra $2,500 I’m raising, I will be able to choose a printer with a solid track record of providing a full package of marketing and promotional help. I’ll also be able to have many more copies printed than I could have on my own. My goal is to get the book into the hands of as many fans of women’s basketball that I possibly can. So if you are willing to help me, check out this link. Every reward level includes a signed copy of my book, so you might just think of it as a pre-order. My goal is to deliver the books to those who’ve asked for one by the middle of July.
Oh, and if you want a sneak preview of the book, just browse through my blog posts over the last couple of years. Several are “rough drafts” of the chapters I’ve added to the book.
Thanks for any and all help with my project. Women’s Basketball Rules! And I want the world to know it!