I wanted to give you an update on CHANGING THE GAME: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FEMALE ATHLETES.
We are nearly done with editing. I’ve been able to reach many of the athletes featured so that they could sign off on their sections. It’s been amazing to connect with them! There were a few corrections especially with their names (new married names etc.) that needed updating.
Procuring high-resolution photos is taking longer than expected. Some of the women featured have passed away, so we needed to get in touch with their relatives in order to get permission to use their photos. We are still hoping to drum up a few more photos for some of the women and are in the process of communicating with their surviving relatives.
The graphic design of the book should be completed on May 7th. The book will then go through a final round of proofing.
Once the photos are approved, we will purchase high-resolution photos and our graphic designer will do the high-resolution image prep and make final edits and corrections. This phase should be completed by May 21.
Files should be ready for printing by May 21 and will be printed through Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Printing). I will send out the books as soon as I receive them.
Finally, exciting news! Julie Chu, the hockey player featured in CHANGING THE GAME, and I were part of an internal virtual event for NBC: IN THE PARENTHOOD and ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS. We talked with Abby Marks who heads up NBC’s internal resource group for working parents, IN THE PARENTHOOD, and Abby Chin, NBC’s Celtics host based in Boston.
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