I had a moving sale at my house yesterday. Not one of the adorable Christmas decorations sold. I attribute that to the 80+ degree heat making it hard for garage sale shoppers to think about snow. To entice shoppers stores have Christmas in July sales, but Christmas in July is more than just a sales gimmick if you're an author. Your Christmas manuscript has to be ready to go to the publishing house this month. It takes that long for a publisher to do everything needed to get the book into print for the Christmas season.
Here at Island City Publishing LLC we are starting the Christmas crunch and hope to have several new books ready for your reading pleasure by November. Look for Lisa Ulman's children's book, "Isaac's Zoo," to be released in August, and C.J. Halsey's children's book, "Baby Moose Returns to Anchorage" to be out before November. And, three more novels are waiting in the wings so stay tuned.