Using Xulon Press for a picture book

by Marie Dockery
(Douglasville, Ga. USA)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff / The Three Little Souls

The Three Billy Goats Gruff / The Three Little Souls

The name of my book is "The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Souls." I used Xulon Press for this picture book.

My book was released by the publisher on Sept. 10, 2008.

Xulon has been great to work with. They helped me to get in touch with a wonderful illustrator.

One reason I chose Xulon is because it is a publisher of Christian books.

My book is a Christian picture book. I wrote these two tales many years ago, and friends had advised me to publish them. The religious-themed tales were written so children could more easily relate to and grasp the truths of Christian salvation.

The cost was a little more than I wanted to pay, but I still thought maybe I could possibly break even. I chose the more expensive of the three choices offered by Xulon, because I thought they would help me to market it.

However, they keep sending me costly information on how to market it.

I keep trying to get the word out via friends, relatives and the internet.




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Oct 10, 2008
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Thank you Steve B
by: Marie Dockery

You are right about the title. I am going to try to get it changed before the next printing.

According to Xulon Press, it takes about two months to get the image on Amazon. My book has only been out since Sept. 10.

Thanks again for your advice about the internet. I may try it too.

Oct 09, 2008
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Are you really that happy with Xulon?
by: Steve B. (webmaster)

Hi Marie!

I have to tell you, it wasn't until I visited your Xulon Press page that I realized your book contains two stories. At first I thought that the three billy goats were finding Jesus AND finding the three little souls.

Precision is SO important in writing. I wonder what your book cover could say to make things clearer. Perhaps

Two Stories:

The Three Little Souls

and

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Find Jesus

I'll bet Xulon could help if you made them aware of the problem.

Speaking of Xulon, are you sure you're that pleased with what you've received? It sounds like you thought you were paying for a lot more marketing help than you got. :-(

And one other thought: please do yourself a favor and get an image of your book to Amazon. It really dresses up their ads!

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