Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gone to Print

Speaking of books, my book, Creativity at Work, went to print yesterday!  Hooray! It's been more than a year in the works and I can't believe it's finally out of my hands.  It will be published on November 6, 2012 and I will definitely keep you posted on book signings and other events. 

It was actually March 2011 when I first met with powerHouse Books and the process of making a book has been a long one.  I wouldn't say that it was the hardest thing I've ever done but there was definitely a learning curve.  The blog is very immediate so it took a while to get used to a project that seemed to take forever.  Above is a look at the cover linen samples, foil stamping options, and color proofs, just part of what goes into finishing a book. 

I know a lot of you are interested in how to get published so if you have any questions, please leave them in a comment or email me.  I'll be interviewing my editor Wes Del Val about what publishers are looking for and how to navigate the publishing process. Not every blog can be translated into a book and original content is just one of the keys I learned along the way. 

Now that the book is off my plate, I look forward to getting caught up on emails and blog posts and starting some fun new projects.  But first, I'm taking a little time off to relax.   If anyone has an island they want me to visit, I'm completely amenable to that idea.  




Lucy Middlemarch said...


Shubana Koss said...

Wow! Congratulations! It must be so rewarding to have a book to your name :) Great job !

- Shubana

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Congratulations Heather. I look forward to reading the interview with your publisher. What a great idea. :)

Karena said...

So exciting Heather, I know it has been a labor of love!!

Art by Karena
Artists Series 2012

dervla Kelly said...

yayy congrats, Heather! As a book editor I see tons of blogs and you're right that not all of them can be made into books. But yours will be a great book!

Pamela RG said...

Wow, Heather, congratulations! That is so exciting to finally finish your book. I will be watching out for it when it comes out in November. I hope you will get a chance to visit Toronto for a book signing. You deserve a vacation now... maybe Italy or Spain?

Bumble at home said...

We come from a VERY big island called Australia and would love you to visit, especially Bumble...........but you were probably thinking of an island a little closer to home and a little bit smaller.Just a thought!

Clare Christine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! All of your hard work has paid off and I am SO happy for you :) You deserve a wonderful vacation and I am sure you will find the perfect spot to disappear! I hope you can stop by my blog and enter my giveaway for a pair of pearl earrings, Wednesday is the final entry day. Enjoy your week!

Twirling Clare

Handpicked by Ron and Chris said...

Congratulations Heather! Looking forward to your published work. Continue to be an inspiration to all of us! Cheers

Chris and Ron
Manila, The Philippines

MJH Design Arts said...

A thousand bottles of champagne are on their way!! Congratulations!! Mary

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Congrats! So exciting and you must just be so totally relieved!

pve design said...

Congratulations Heather.

janfaw said...

Congratulations! I'd be so proud! May I recommend Mallorca if you have time to travel about 7 hours. Maybe as far as Madrid and then train and ferry, or Door County,Wisconsin, White Fish Dunes State Park if you need tranquility closer to home. I also love Texel in Holland which is an island in the North Sea - very nice!I think you deserve Mallorca though! Can't wait to get the book.

kp said...

So excited for you!!!! Congratulations. I seriously hope you come to Miami on your book tour!!! xo

Nicole Copko said...

Congrats! Can't wait to get my copy!

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Fashion-isha said...

Wow good for you and congratulations. You're such an inspiration to us all. I love this post and am so excited about summer being here. The pictures were so fun to look at and Olivia Palermo's guy is so hot! (that was her in one of the photos..right?) Have a wonderful week and keep cool!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I have always been so curious about the process of putting a book out. It would be super interesting for you to write an in depth post about what it is like, first hand. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration and I can't wait to get my hands on your book.

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