We are so so so pleased to let you all know that finally, after much back and forth with the printer, we have hit the "right" degree of brightness (I'm not sure what the accurate term is for that). It took three sets of proofs, some heated exchanges, and lots of patience on both sides. It also took an extra couple of months. Several times I thought about just approving the proofs even though I wasn't completely happy with them. When friends asked me how my book was doing, I felt the pressure to just be done! However, I think it was worth going through all of this. There were many good lessons to learn, for sure, and I'm glad I stuck with it.
So, barring any more issues, the printer anticipates being finished with production by the end of May. I will be sending the approved proofs tomorrow. It will then take about 4-6 weeks for the books to ship from Singapore to Davis.
I'm still totally having a hard time believing we got to this point where everyone is satisfied. Today deserves a selfie!
Additionally, yesterday we received an invitation from the Napa Public Library to participate in their Filipino Month celebration in October. We are excited!
Now that we have an idea of when the book will be here, we feel more ready to market the book. Please help us out by letting us know if there's a space, event, place that you feel might be receptive to having us participate. We need to get the word out!
Thanks for your continued support!
Justine and the Mama Mama Crew