The Self-Publishing Platform
Hi, my name is Chris Hammond.
I’d like to connect with you because I’m starting something new called The Self-Publishing Platform. It’s a series about the creative process and the visual development of picture books and other graphic-related publishing projects.
So many people have a secret dream about creating magical stories and spellbinding picture books that touch and inspire. We have that dream, I believe, because we’ve been inspired by so many great stories ourselves.
But so often we give up our dreams. Dreams are risky. And people like us are unselfish.
Rather than take a chance that might put our loved ones in a bad place, we sacrifice our interests and passions. Even though we could use our talents to make a big difference ...possibly ...someday - we decide to play it safe and meet the immediate obligations right in front of our nose.
I can’t blame you. Most of my life, I’ve taken the temporary job to meet my obligations. And over the years, the temporary job turned into a permanent one.
But maybe you've been thinking about it. Maybe you have been playing it safe ...unnecessarily. And maybe you have a story book dream that still lingers.
Maybe, just maybe - I’ve caught you just at the right moment. Is this your moment to take a step forward and reawaken your creative soul? To do so can be a healing journey.
Please allow me to invite you to join The Self-Publishing Platform.
The Self-Publishing Platform is about people like us. We want to create a picture book that is warm, playful, spirited, and beautiful. And we have other ideas as well… a humorous cartoon strip, a heroic graphic novelette, and a witty animated short.
So here is the final ‘maybe’: Just maybe ...that picture book project that you finally decided to finish and publish... It turned out to be a child’s best friend and changed everything for him.
It’s something not many can do. But you can. No ‘maybes’ about it.
In advance, let me say, welcome! and thanks for joining. It’s exciting to have you, and I can’t wait to get started!
My Best to You and Your Family,
The Self-Publishing Platform
PS: Just click the button in the green box to get started!
LINKS TO SITES AUTHORED BY CHRIS HAMMOND
Chris E Hammond
(pen name: Camp Cookie Chris)
Chris is an artist, author, book designer, illustrator/animator, independent publisher, and teacher. He strives to do inspired work and produce great picture books and other types of publishing projects. He has created many picture books dating back to his first title, The New Garden, published in 1982. Most recently, he published Something We Forgot, 2018, for kids ages 4-6. His book, River Journal Workshop, The Healing Journey, published in 2015, has been an Amazon top-rated artist’s book. His current publishing studio practice leverages many years of practical experience gained in the casino gaming industry as an animator and designer.
Chris is interested in social engagement platforms and strategies for developing member communities around self-publishing projects. He offers social engagement strategies packaged with illustration and design services through Reedsy publishing services.
I'm working on a series of workshops in visual story development. The series is about the creative process and how to connect the dots from sketch pages to storyboards, to mockups, and on to finished publications such as picture books, graphic novels, comic books, cartoon strips, and animation.
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