Tessalation! is up for pre-order on Amazon!
Did you know you can put your books up on Amazon.com for pre-order? It's kind of a scary process. You can set up all of the parameters -- when it comes out, title, author name, files, cover, etc. -- but if you don't have the absolutely final this-is-it-come-and-get-it version, you can still launch a pre-order.
That's where I am. The book is done, it's at the printer, and I have a printer-only version but not yet the mobi file.
I have a number of math play stories and other media planned for this next month, so I knew it was time to get the pre-order up there so people with a connection to the book or backers who get the pdf early can post reviews well ahead of the launch date.
Also, any books sold in pre-order count towards the first week for the bestseller lists.
Also a good idea? Getting some testimonials from great voices to add to the Amazon site. For my project, I reached out to some wonderful backers who are big in the math play world.
Here is some early advance praise:
"I loved this book! An irresistible celebration of mathematics and nature, buoyantly and beautifully executed." – Dan Finkel, MathforLove.com
"Tessalation! is an invitation to view a beautiful slice of the natural world through the pattern-tinted lens of a child. Tessa and her vision are a gift to children, parents, math and art." – Christopher Danielson, TalkingMathwithKids.com
"Tessa Truman-Ling’s delight in patterns is contagious, and the book provides a wonderful jumping-off point for a variety of math activities." – Denise Gaskins, author of Let's Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together — and Enjoy It
"Beautifully vibrant, tessellating illustrations from Tessa's own observations show kids how fun mathematical patterns can be to make and find!" – Lucy Ravitch, blogger at KidsMathTeacher.com and author of The Pancake Menu
Please check out the pre-order page and tell me what you think!