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.