Amazon reviews are so important for a self published author like myself. Not only do they give valuable feedback for both the author and reader, but they also make it easier for potential readers to find the book. The more Amazon reviews a book has, the sooner it surfaces in searches. Thank you for your reviews!
Here are a few of my favorite Amazon reviews of "Our Service Dogs"
This book should be in every library, home, and classroom.
As a children's librarian and literacy consultant, I can think of few books that I consider essential to complete a collection for today's young child. "Our Service Dogs" opens the window for understanding the benefit of service dogs in an accurate and positive way by providing a range of children and their services dogs. There is no book that I can find like this and the illustrations and story engage the reader from the cover to the helpful notes at the end.
Absolutely lovely book! A smooth fun read aloud that also teaches kids all about different service dogs. I love how this book not only teaches about service dogs but also what behavior is expected from people around service dogs! Not to mention the adorable illustrations!
My Toddlers New Favorite
Ever since we got this book last week this book has become #1 for my toddler (and I thought it was more targeted towards older kids, so just goes to show that kids at any age will enjoy this). He's always asking to read the "doggy book" and we especially enjoy the illustrations since I think that's a big factor of keeping him so engaged. I also really loved this book for it's content. Even as an adult I loved learning about the different kids with disabilities and how dogs help out and what I can do to learn more. I love that my toddler is learning this too. Overall a wonderfully engaging, beautiful, and educational book!
Great Book... so glad someone made this
The information and illustrations are awesome to teach kids and others about service dogs. I love this. I hand it out to schools when I go to demonstrate service dogs. I give talks and demonstrations with service dogs that I train. This is a great adjunct to my visits. I bought several for my family members and to take along to my visits.
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Well, its finally here! The hardcover of "Our Service Dogs" is now available for purchase!
There are two versions of the hardcover available as of today: a regular, but still fabulous hardcover, and a "premium", signed, hardcover. Read on for the differences.
"Our Service Dogs" Hardcover
This copy of "Our Service Dogs", aka the "regular" version, is available to purchase on Amazon.com or my website for $21. It is printed through Ingram Spark, and is "Library Quality". These books are printed when ordered, and shipped right to your door. It is all set up for expanded distribution (discounted rate for businesses), so if a library or store were to sell my book, this is the version they would be selling.
Cover: Matte hardcover, case laminate
It has an ISBN so it is perfect for Libraries and bookstores. It is also likely to show up on B&N and at other book stores. The quality is definitely there! The cover is thick and strong but not too heavy. I color corrected my files a few times for this version, but they still turned out brighter than my KDP paperback. Some of my family members actually like the colors in this version better, but I honestly think they are both great!
Unlike the paperback, this hardcover has the dedication and legal stuff as the first page. Overall I was really happy with the printing and shipping process of this book.
"Our Service Dogs" Premium Hardcover
The premium version of "Our Service Dogs" is only available on my website. It comes signed by Kaylee, Riley, and myself. These copies were printed at a local printing shop, DiggyPOD. These books are printed in bulk and shipped by me once they are ordered.
Cover: Glossy hardcover, case laminate
The glossy finish on the cover and pages are really nice! I love the way it looks and feels. This version is the only one with the cute yellow pages before and after the body text. It does not currently have an ISBN as it is intended to be a limited edition and only sold on my website. That may change in the future.
I was impressed with the printing quality and the color is pretty much how I intended it to look. The spine of this hardcover is the sharpest and strongest of all three versions of my book, but it does make a very slight creaky noise when you open and close the book (most glossy covers do).
And of course, I love that I can add a personal touch with a signature and custom note! This version would make an excellent gift or addition to your home Library.
Today is the day!!!!!
"Our Service Dogs" is officially released!
I plan to celebrate with some tacos and lots of napping ;)
Not only am I officially announcing the release of "Our Service Dogs" paperback, which you can purchase on Amazon for $10.35 Here, but I am also here to announce that pre-orders for the hardcover are live!
I originally planned to release the hardcover in the summer, but so many people were wanting it for their home and school libraries that I thought I'd work really hard and make it available asap!
Pre-orders will be shipped by April 15th, Just a little over a month away!!
So here are the 3 ways you can buy "Our Service Dogs" (all prices include shipping):
The softcover/ paperback copy is available on Amazon right now for $10.35. It includes free "Prime" shipping and only takes a couple of days to arrive at your doorstep. I was really happy with the print quality and price!
How it is different: Softcover with "perfect binding". No text on the spine. Copyright page is in the back of the book.
2. Hardcover Pre-Order
Starting on April 15th the hardcover will be available on multiple platforms including Amazon and my website for $21. Until then, you can pre-order it on my website. These books will ship by April 15th 2021. I have not been given my proof yet, (I will do a video post when I do) but I have heard really good things about the printer. Libraries commonly purchase their books through them so I think we can expect excellent quality hardcovers.
How it is different: High-quality hardcover with matte finish. Ships April 15th. Will be available on multiple platforms including Amazon.
3. Premium Signed Hardcover
Starting today you can pre-order the premium hardcover of "Our Service Dogs". These will be printed by a world class printing company that just so happens to be local to me! Each copy will be signed by myself as well as Kaylee and Riley. I expect these to be shipped no later then April 15th.
How it is different: Premium Hardcover with gloss finish. Signed by Amber, Kaylee, and Riley. Only available on my website.
Well there you have it, I am officially a published author... self published... but it totally counts! Thank you all so much for your support and feedback! I have learned so much and created something that I am really proud of and cannot wait to share with the world.
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