Thanks everyone for the kind words on my book. To those who didn’t know, that makes me feel kinda good because it seems that I was so absorbed in getting the book done, that I felt I had neglected the blog a bit.
The first book is Nine Patch Extravaganza. You can order it here or you can ask your local quilt shop to get it. While you’re at it, ask them to get a dozen or 2 dozen! 🙂
For Weekend Quilts, I sent in 18 projects but I doubt all 18 make the book. The page count has to be in increments of 16 (I think) so AQS will work their magic to get the perfect number of projects in the book without making the book too many pages or too few pages. I trust them completely to make all the right decisions with everything — cover, layout, projects. They’ve been doing this for many years and I wouldn’t have changed a thing about my first book.
This is a good time to encourage any of you who have ideas for a quilt book to submit a proposal. You just never know til you submit it. I tell everyone, and I’ve probably said it here . . if you’re worried about getting turned down, don’t even tell anyone you’re doing it and then you don’t have to tell anyone you got turned down. But, you probably won’t get turned down if you have a great idea.
There are several publishers. I’ve only worked with AQS and I’ve been real happy with the folks at AQS — the editors, the executive editor, the shipping department. They’re real nice, real efficient and well, I just like them a lot and encourage anyone wanting to submit a proposal to give them a shot at it.
Writing a book is a lot of work but it sure is fun when it’s done!