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Changing the Game: 3 Weeks to Go!

Changing the Game Julie Chu Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Mia Wenjen

Thank you all for your patience! I’m discovering that creating a book is similar to a home renovation project; it takes twice as long and is 50% more expensive than the original estimate!!

Changing the Game Julie Chu Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Mia Wenjen

What slowed down our timeframe was the procurement of the photos because some of the athletes did not have many photos for purchase and six of the photos came in way too high ($500 per photo through Getty Photos!!).

We had to search for other options by writing to each athlete and their family members and waiting to hear back. My photo budget is $1500-$3000, so 6 photos would have blown that budget and we are using nearly two dozen photos. We are currently in the final stages of swapping in the high-resolution purchased photos.

That being said, we are finally in the home stretch! The final files are nearly complete and ready to go to print today!

Changing the Game Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Mia Wenjen Michelle Waterson

Once files are uploaded and accepted for printing by KDP, we will do a final proof before placing the actual print order.

Changing the Game Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Mia Wenjen Liane Sato

The print turnaround through KDP¬† is 5 days. So if we get proof copies first, that’s 1 week.

Changing the Game Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Mia Wenjen Vicki Draves

If all goes according to plan, I can begin to mail out copies and rewards to donors within 3 weeks!!

 

p.s. The nearly-complete draft of Changing the Game and the cover are here:

APA Female Athletes_cover_V1

APA Female Athletes_interior_V6

 

I’ll be contacting everyone who donated through Kickstarter using the survey to collect email and mailing address information next week.

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