Monday, April 20, 2009

We Interrupt This Bloggy Break . . .

for a brief announcement!

I've picked a title for the book. I have a cover designed by my good friend Crystal Leichty, graphic designer extraordinaire, and I've written, proofed, and uploaded the puppy to the publishing company.

If all goes well, I should have actual copies to put in the bookstore at the LDStorymakers Conference this weekend. That also means it'll be available for order online in just a few days.

Can I hear a woot, woot!

I sort of have two title winners.

Lara from Overstuffed was the first to suggest using "Word Nerd" in the title. I decided that was a must, since a lot of people know me by that lovely term.

So that's in the subtitle. Lara gets a copy.

The main title was suggested by Mel Henderson. Also known as my cool big sister. She got on a real title-suggestion roll there, shooting dozens into my in-box. She'll get a copy too.

The title is . . . (drum roll, please) . . .

There, Their, They're:

A No-Tears Guide to Grammar from the Word Nerd

And here's the cover:

I'll let my readers know when and how to order it when it's officially available. I plan to do new editions in future years, expanding it as I people shoot me more grammar, usage, and punctuation questions. For now, even though the first edition is by no means exhaustive, it has the most common errors I see and the questions I've been asked the most.

Quick reminder: Don't forget to enter the drawing for the two books on my last post!

Now, back to my bloggy break (I've missed you guys, and I'll miss you even more!). But I've got oodles to get done before the LDStorymakers conference this weekend, and I certainly won't have time to blog during the conference.

That means I'll see you next week!

(Unless you're coming to the conference, in which case, can't wait to see you there!)

37 comments:

Anne Bradshaw said...

That is one BRILLIANT cover! Congratulations on the book, Annette. I have the strong feeling it could be a best seller.

Erin said...

I love the title (and subtitle) of your new book! How exciting. You have a lot going on right now!

Shauna said...

AWESOME! I would totally LOVE this book! Have a beautiful and sunny day!
♥ HUGS ♥

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE it!!

Rebecca Talley said...

Fabulous!!

Heather B. Moore said...

Yay! I'll be buying a copy at the conference this weekend!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Fabulous title, fabulous cover, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Lara said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited! I know I will love this book!

And the cover is awesome! I love it. Congrats, and good luck with Storymakers.

Jo said...

I LOVE the title! Very catchy. Even if you didn't use my lame ideas...ahem...
Have fun at your conference.

Laura Moffitt said...

I love it!! that is a prefect cover, and the title is amazing.

Kimberly said...

So excited for you - it looks fabulous! See you in a few days!

Cherie said...

That is exciting! I really love the title and the cover!

debilyn said...

As the reigning GRAMMAR QUEEN amongst my friends and family, I have to tell you I LOVE THIS!!!

Can't wait til it's available =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway today...your questions are great!!

Summer said...

Congratulations! That's a great title!

CountessLaurie said...

LOVE IT!

Cynthia said...

You've read my blog- you KNOW I need this book! LOL!

Mina said...

Great title and perfect cover! See you next week, Word Nerd.

Jillybean said...

This should be required reading for anyone starting a blog.

And seventh graders.

Lyon Pride said...

I love the cover and name!

Heather of the EO said...

That's PERFECT. Brilliant. I love it!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Super! I'll definitely buy a copy. The cover is awesome! See you at the conference.

Carolyn V. said...

Ooooh! I love it!

Heatherlyn said...

How fun! I think it is totally cool that you are publishing a grammar book!

Michele Holmes said...

I love it, and I desperately need it. It will have a place of honor on my desk.

LexiconLuvr said...

Sorry to whine but I've TOTALLY MISSED YOU ANNETTE!

Congrats on the fabulous book cover and the wonderful title! I can't wait to get my hands on it at Storymakers!

Mikki said...

Great title, great cover. Congrats!!! Hope you have a very productive week!

Rachel said...

It looks great. Congrats on getting it all done. I be that's a relief!

Jenn said...

Wow. That was fast. The book I mean, not the blog break.
Congrats! Love the title.

Jenna Consolo said...

LOVE it! You busy, busy gal! I can't wait to read this one!

Melanie said...

Fantastic! Your cover and title are genius. Go ahead and autograph a book for me now. It's coming back home with me for sure.

Sheila said...

I really love the title of your blog today, a "bloggy break"...:)

I am in great need of your book, so I hope that they will be available at the conference. See you there!!

wendy said...

Totally neat title for the book on grammar. ---------

The Motherboard said...

I love that title! It's perfect!

(I heard you're doing a book signing in provo on 4/30... where? I'm going to womens conference...)

Mama Nut said...

Congrats on your book! Looks like a winner!

Stopped in from MMB. Have a great day!

Beth at Aunties said...

I love the title and will want to buy the book...I could use it! Heehee~♥

Beth

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Jodee said...

Yeah! Good for you Annette. Where can I get a copy? Who was the publisher?

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