Facebook Book Giveaway Ends Soon

Facebook Book Giveaway Ends Soon

We're so excited that the I Know You Love Me, Mommy and Daddy hardcover book is finally here! The proof copy we ordered looks wonderful!

Our order forms and website is ready. We'll be adding new bulk prices as well as exciting news on different VIP cards we plan on giving out. Be on the lookout for fun giveaways, promotions, announcements, and news!

For a chance to win a hardcover book ($19.99 retail value plus free shipping) sent to you very soon, visit my author page and find the front cover!

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Franicia Launches Facebook Author Page

Franicia Tomokane White Facebook Author Page born Saipan Christian children's books

It was recommended that I start an author page to help us with our book releases and events. If our writing, books, or life has been in any way helpful or an encouragement to you, please help us share this author page or consider "liking" it yourself. :-) Thank you so much!

Because we like to keep things fun, be on the lookout for prize giveaways as well!

Here is the link to the public Facebook page: www.facebook.com/franiciatwhite

Live Radio Interview on the Marianas Agupa Chamorro Talkshow

Wholesome Family Media Christian childrens book author illustrator homeschool materials books character qualities  live radio interview Saipan

Shortly after the front page article on Saipan's Marianas Variety was released, we were contacted by Mr. Glenn Manglona to do a live radio interview. He is the host of the Marianas Agupa Chamorro Talkshow that is aired on Saturday mornings on Saipan.

Mr. Manglona wanted to find out more details about the inspiration of the newly published children's book ,The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa, as well as other questions.

The interview time is just right as it will be Saturday morning (July 27 Saipan and Guam time) sometime between 10 - 10:30 am. Franicia will be called in Florida (Friday, July 26) sometime between 7 - 7:30 pm CST. Callers may call in during that time.

Our First Children's Book is Live on Amazon

Screenshot of Amazon Page for The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa by Franicia Tomokane White from Saipan After days of tweaking the layout in numerous ways, we were able to get Amazon's book creator to accept and upload the ebook file for the children's rhyming story book on the night of July 15, 2013. Then Amazon gave us a 12 hour wait before launching the book for purchases.

Screenshot  Amazon Reviews for Christian children s rhyming story book by author illustrator Franicia Tomokane White of Saipan published by Wholesome Family Media copy

Though the Kindle Previewer was showing the book rendered well, the results on various iPads had image splicing. Then it was back to reformatting and tweaking the elements of the book before uploading a second time.

This morning, July 17, 2013 the children's book was live on Amazon Kindle again. Updates were restored to the old version on devices that had downloaded them. And guess what? We still had the same image issues. So we decided to take it down and are going through the HTML and other factors of uploading a children's book through Kindle's medium.

In the meantime, the book is ready for printing. We're so glad that physical books don't have these technical issues with modern electronic devices! Visit the website for updates on the book's printing process as well as a fundraiser for the book's printing.

There will be incentives for various donors, including an autographed hardcover children's book, donations of books to a library of your choice, as well as a rare sneak peak (as a gift to generous donors) of chapters to Franicia's autobiography.

Even if you can't afford to donate, be sure to stop by to read snippets of the chapters that will prove to be interesting in the life of an island girl from Saipan.

Preparing a Children's Story Book for the Kindle

The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa written and illustrated by children's author Franicia Tomokane WhiteThe Lord has been blessing our work as we press on towards our publishing goals. After Franicia wrote the children's book and illustrated the pictures, it was time to bring everything together in Adobe's InDesign program. Our first aim is to get The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa published and ready for Amazon's Kindle format.

Preparing The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Granpda for the Kindle.

It has been a joy working these long hours together making our family business a reality and taking this children's story book to print very soon. In the meantime, we are grateful for the opportunity to release an ebook version of the book first.

Comparing different versions of The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa as we prepare to publsih on Kindle.