Thursday, July 3, 2008

All About the Books

I tend to get quite a few questions about the books I write, the most popular being "How did you get them to print?" and "What's coming out next?" Here's a few answers for the curious.

The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory had it's beginnings as The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Resource that was originally published in February 2006 by Purple Pajama Press. The book gained positive reviews from collectors and parents alike and was featured at the national My Little Pony Fair and Convention held in San Francisco, California in July of 2006.

Initially, it had been planned that a second edition of The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Resource would be available in early 2007 with the added Crystal Princess section. It was also planned that a supplemental book containing only the updated Crystal Princess line would be released concurrently with the second edition to accommodate collectors who had previously purchased the first edition.

Shortly after I had started work on the new edition, I was contacted by Priced Nostalgia Press who negotiated for the rights to exclusively publish The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Resource for their Collector's Inventory Series. New updates, including the Crystal Princess line and Ponyville, were added and the previous text was reformatted to fit the style of the Collector's Inventory Series. Additional improvements were made to enhance photographs and expand both the table of contents and the index. The book cover and title were also changed to conform to the style of the Collector's Inventory Series. Publishing The My Little Pony G3 Collector's G3 Inventory has provided the opportunity for a wider release and increased book availability.

In May of 2008, The My Little Pony G1 Collector’s Inventory was released through Priced Nostalgia. This was especially exciting for me since it was a project I had worked on for nearly eight years. The My Little Pony G1 Collector’s Inventory has been favorably reviewed by About.com and ToyTalk.

Upcoming books include, The My Little Pony G2 Collector’s Inventory as well as an updated companion book that covers the newest releases of the My Little Pony G3 line. I've been very pleased with my partnership with Priced Nostalgia and look forward to continuing to work with them.

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