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Long Overdue Newsletter - June 2023


Summer is Here - New Book Release

The second children's board book from the Minnesota-based author and illustrator duo Vicki Toups Sheaffer and Kristie Kaiser Frudden. Great as a gift for summer baby showers. Click the button below to order your own copy/copies.


Save the Date - July 19th

4th Children's Book from Kate Buss & Ice Cream Fine Storybooks

This will be the main feature of next month's newsletter, but because you're here right now reading this very sentence, you can access Kate Buss' beautiful new children's book now and receive your copy before the official release date.


Mailbag - Round 1

My Long Overdue to-do list was exactly that... long overdue. So, as I was playing catch-up earlier this week, I thought, why not share some of these answers and address questions/scenarios that other authors or soon-to-be authors might be wrestling with. A little bit of Frasier Crane vibes. Anyways, I hope this becomes a recurring series. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year.


15-Minute Video Detailing the Tough Climb Authors Face

This isn't the most uplifting video, but it's brutally honest and prepares authors for the tough climb ahead, at least in terms of book sales. Anna David also makes a great point that book sales aren't the only revenue stream for authors. For example, an illustrator might land a client from their book. Same for a consultant or other businessperson. A fiction writer might land speaking gigs. Great advice throughout and a helpful look behind the curtain at the state of the publishing industry.


"Dr. Crane, I really have to go to the bathroom, but my human has been staring at his computer for the last 2 hours, I assume working on the monthly newsletter. Do you think it'd be okay, just this one time, to find a little spot on the carpet or should I keep waiting on him? Dr. Crane? Hello? Anyone there?"

- Crash, Team Dog


Keeping up with Long Overdue

Best place to keep up with all things Long Overdue (including our authors' events like the one above) is a tie between our monthly newsletter and our Instagram page. If you enjoy this newsletter and know someone who might enjoy it as well, let us know, we'll make sure to add them to our subscriber list. We also got back on Facebook recently, you can follow us here.

And check out our website - Long Overdue Books. Long Overdue Books is a community for creating books. It's a place for authors (and soon-to-be-authors), readers, editors, artists, and designers to come together and move their stories from ideas to finished books.

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