Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog. She has written book two in the series and is almost ready to release it to the world of readers.
Barbara is a role model and star student in doing what it takes to be a successful author.
Recently, she wrote me with a question:
I'm close to having a cover completed for Frankie's new book Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s House, which has an accompanying workbook for children: Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Activity Workbook http://www.joyfulpaws.com/store.htm. Woo hoo! I saw a sneak peak of the cover from the illustrator and got tears in my eyes. What is your insight or feelings on revealing the cover before actual publication? I've heard various aspects on this. I kind of think starting to build the buzz is the right thing to do from what I have read.
I encourage authors to share their book covers before the book actually comes out. Not only do you get feedback on the design while there is still time for changes, you are also creating a buzz and getting the book’s basic “look” in front of potential readers. This is part of establishing your branding, which is an important part of marketing.
Check out Frankie's blog: http://www.frankiethewalknrolldog.blogspot.com
Frankie on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/walknrolldog
Barbara’s blog: http://www.joyfulpaws.blogspot.com