Monday, September 15, 2008

Look, mom! There is my book!

Thanks to Alicia Padrón for taking this awesome picture at her Barnes and Nobles! I'm going to enjoy every moment of this till they take it off the shelves after Halloween. Now everyone go to your nearest bookstore, find my book and make sure it is, um, "strategically placed"...*wink wink nudge nudge* :-)

Its also interesting to see what other Halloween books are out there. When I was working on this book, it was no where near Halloween. Now I can look back and see what other quirky things/ideas I might of missed.

This week I am taking a class and a much needed mini vacation. I'm sure there will be interesting things to report back. Have a good week, everyone.

38 comments:

Gina Perry said...

Hooray! That's FANTASTIC! That is some stellar placement too. I'll be sure to get a copy at my local B&N and make sure the display looks extra good. :) Enjoy your mini-break!

Diana Evans said...

how awesome is that!!! what a great photo!!! congrats again Jannie...your book really pops!!!

Kelly Medina said...

Very cool! Congratulations! It looks awesome. Yay you!

roz said...

WAY TO GO! I'm so very excited for you. I'm going to the bookstore this week so I'll check to see that they've placed it in an acceptable location and if they haven't there will be Heck to pay!
xo

J. E. Morris said...

YAY! Front and center - Perfect!! I'll go down this week and make sure it's in a place of honor. I do that with all my friends books (they must love me!)

Tracy said...

Wow, look at the books surrounding yours! You are in some great company (Go Away, Big Green Monster...Clifford...Magic Treehouse)...plus even better, your book is the most prominently one displayed!!!! COOL! It looks like the most awesome one there! All the kiddies are going to LOVE your book best of all, it's so cute!

sketched out said...

Oh this is just too exciting. I ordered your book already, by I might not be able to wait, I might have to toddle over to B&N and see how they're treating your book and get me one! Congrats again!!!

Spadazzle said...

Sooooooooo Cool!!!! and right smack in the middle of the display!Congrats :)

Alicia Padrón said...

Let me tell you.. it was the best halloween book there!! Such a beautiful book Jannie. You did an amazing job, really :o)

Have fun on your break!!!

Niina A. said...

Yay the book looks great and really stands out from the rest ;)

ellencrimitrent said...

I was in Barnes and Noble on Sat and saw the book!! It looked great! I didn't realize they did some special effects with raising the images and putting a coating on them, I am not sure what they call that.

Anyway congrads!!

Chickengirl said...

awww, thank you so much for everyone's support!

nina seven said...

yipee! that is so cool! it looks fantastic!

Ashley said...

I received mine yesterday via Amazon! I'll have you know my 4 year old has made me read it 70 billion times already, not sure if I should thank you ;) my 2 year old has been flipping through it and pointing at the characters, might need to get him his own copy. My personal favorite part is the blood filled juice boxes, beautiful! Oh, and sorry I never comment but I read your blog habitually and LOVE your creativity.

Gis said...

haha i really wish we could get here some of this awesome books :)
beautiful book, and beautiful display pic!!

Faruffa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Xavier Salomó said...

A great place for a great illustrator!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

Hey Jannie,
My son start bringing Scholastic book fryer home from school, first issue got your books for sale, I just placed the order!
Cheers!

donna said...

good frontage!

Diana Evans said...

I have a sweet award waiting for you on my blog!

crystal driedger said...

YEAHHHHH!!!! That is so darn cool and exciting I'm typing like a kid on halloween opening his candy bag for the first time ever. I wish we had Barnes & Noble in Canada... is it sold in Chapters (that's our version of B&N)? ;) Anway, thanks to the internet I can buy it online instead.
good luck with sales!

Tom Barrett said...

Congrats, Jannie! And you can't beat that centered, out-front positioning! Here's to it's great success!

macky said...

funny, i was just talking about how i wished my book was "strategically" placed at barnes for halloween.

good for you. the book cover stands out among the rest of the books and that should definitely help the sales.

v a l e r i a c i s said...

jannie, we'll met next week? I hope so!

PotatoMamma said...

Hey how AWESOME! Big congratulations! You deserve to be out there :-)

Astrid

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

YAYYYYYY! This is so awesome and I can't wait to October 3rd my birthday so I can treat myself to a copy! How wonderful is this. Happy, happy joy, joy, joy, joy!!!

shawn said...

Weeeeee! That is so much fuunn!!!! I am going on a search for your book later this afternoon. Not only will I buy it, but I'll take a picture of it in the store for you. I'm so thrilled for you Jannie. And look how much much MUCH more fun it looks among all the others sitting there.

Anja said...

Nice to see it in the bookshop. You must be very proud.

doodlestreet said...

Jannie!! This is so great!! Congratulations on your book! I just ordered my very own personal copy. Now to sit by the door tapping my foot, waiting for the UPS guy. So ya think if I rub the cover a few times, like a little golden Genie (Jannie) Lamp, it will give me good luck and one day one of my little books will find thier way to a fantastic display area like yours!? ;o) Hahah

I'm happy for you, truly. Doesn't it look just so great on that stand? I would stand there all day in the book store staring at it... soooo coooool...

Dada's place said...

Congratulations! Your book looks great and deserves to be "strategically placed"!

Frizz said...

Yea for you, I saw it too! It was wonderfully done - good job!

Laura A. Dalesandro said...

That is fantastic news! Congrats on your book! I'll have to buy a copy. Hope all is well!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

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paula said...

Congrats, Jannie! That's pretty exciting! I'll have to go check Babar's store window and see if you're book is there.

Gina Perry said...

Our B&N in Newington, NH had your book placed just underneath (facing out of course!)the very big deal book 'Bats in the Library' - not on the table, just across from it, on another display area. Probably a better spot than the table at this particular store. I picked up my copy and it's really fantastic - I'm very impressed with the printing and the spot UV - I also thought it was very inexpensive for how well made the book is - well done Jannie!!!

Emily said...

What a kick! Congrats! Does it feel real?

Elspeth said...

Congratulations, your work is truly magnificent!

ValGalArt said...

How exciting and wonderful! Congrats Jannie :)