Below the Floor – First Printing

Yeah! Finally!!

Today I received the last package containing the first hardcover printing of my illustrated fantasy children`s book Below the Floor (or: “Das Dorf unter dem Fußboden”, as I will publish the German version first). In case you are new to this blog: It is the story of little Leto, a kobold, who lives in a village hidden below a wooden floor. When a host of ruthless lizards threatens the village, Leto must find mighty braves who could safe his home.

first printing of an illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

It is a cool feeling finally touching the printed and bound book, after all the mistakes and hurdles I had to overcome. And I wish you that you, too, can one day finish your project (in case you have not reached your goal yet).

first printing of an illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

If you remember, I did not send the book to any publisher, because I did not want to wait one or two years for a response. Patience is not one of my strong sides. 🙂 Publishing a book is a lot more work than I initially had thought it would be. If you are thinking about publishing your own book, check out these posts in which I have written about the mistakes I had made and which could safe you some headaches:

And if you are not quite sure if self publishing is the right route for you, these posts might help you make the decision:

first printing of an illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

first printing of an illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

Back to the printed books. 🙂 When I opened the box, I was not sure if the printing company had used the right paper. But everything was ok. The books had been printed on thick paper.

first printing of an illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you the first printing of “Das Dorf unter dem Fußboden”?

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Illustrated fantasy children`s book by John E. Brito

Do not mind the panda. It´s just curious.

There are still some details I have to check regarding the distribution. This hardcover print was limited to 100 books (and yes, a lot of people already have made a reservation 🙂 ). There will be a softcover edition available via Amazon, too. So stay tuned 🙂

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