Eggie and I want to thank you because since I got the New Work Grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts, it has been a non stop road. I decided to go for the Kickstarter campaign to self-publish the book, and we made it!
It has been months of hard work, illustrating, editing, learning about many things I had no idea in order to print the book. Creating a whole marketing campaign and harassing many people to pre-buy the book. But all that work payed off: Many people believed in me and this crazy idea and supported me all the way.
The book is on a beautiful exhibition at the Bronx Library Center, the printed books are on their way, and I hope to get them on time so everyone can read them for the Holidays.
From the bottom of our hearts. THANK YOU
Last Friday we had the opening reception of the first exhibition of the book. I printed the Spanish version with subtitles in English. It was great to see people I haven't seen in a while and show everyone on what I've been working so hard lately! Thank you to everyone who made it and to the library because those women are incredible.
This Friday I will be opening my first ever exhibition with the completed book, printed in foam boards in Spanish, with English translation. It will be up for a month at the Bronx Library Center next to Poe Park, where the Poe Cottage lives.
This is very exciting and I invite everyone to come and visit the show.
If you can't I will be scheduling some kind of live event form the library to read the book and show you how it looks!
Join me and the Bronx Library Center, right across the Poe Park, where the Poe Cottage is located, for the exhibition of the Spanish version of my children's book "Las aventuras de Eggie en Poe Park. La Casa Museo de Edgar Allan Poe" We will have a reading and a Q&A after.
Come to the Latino and Puerto Rican Heritage Center on the 4th floor, and read the book that will be exhibited at the Puerto Rican Heritage Collection and Gallery, together with some of the images used for the promotion of the kickstarter.
If you come to the opening I will have a surprise for you!
Exhibition open from November 1 to November 30.
Opening Reception - November 5 from 5:00 to 6:00pm.
Closing Reception - November 30 from 5:00 to 6:00pm.
Bronx Library Center
310 E. Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY, 10458
And here we go!
After a month long of fundraising to be able to self-publish this book, I reached my goal and a little bit more. That means the book will be printed in English and Spanish. I will also have available the digital version in English, Spanish and Catalan. This past couple of months have been an intense ride... So much work goes into this, from researching printing companies, to creating all the illustrations, all the marketing and images to promote the campaign, all the emails, newsletters, text messages and sleepless nights.
But it is worth. I am really happy with the result and that I was able to pull this one off. Now I am officially an author, and I illustrated my own book.
Let the logistics begin. I have to fulfill all the orders, once I receive the printed board books pack them to send, and also email all the digital rewards…
I really want to thank everyone that believed in me and supported me through this process. Every person that donated because thanks to all of you I will be able to open new doors and create new paths for me and other people that like me are interested in the betterment of their communities.