Archive for November, 2014

Star Wars Epic Yarns – covers revealed!

Here are the covers for Star Wars Epic Yarns, to be published by Chronicle Books in spring 2015! A big thanks to book designer Ryan Hayes for the amazing cover designs!

The cover for A New Hope was shot down in sunny Tucson, Arizona. The cover for The Empire Strikes Back was done in studio in Vancouver, BC, while Return of the Jedi was shot in the forests of the Lynn Valley Headwaters in North Vancouver, BC. Star Wars Epic Yarns may be the first word primer series to ever feature location shooting in multiple countries! When it came to doing justice to the original Star Wars movies, we spared no effort.

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A busy week of presentations

This week, Holman has a busy schedule of presentations. On Tuesday, November 18, Holman will be returning to the University of British Columbia, where he did his law degree, to speak to UBC law students at the annual Non-Traditional Careers Panel. The panel offers law students perspectives on various careers which are possible outside of private practice in a law firm. In addition to Holman, the panel will consist of a Hearings Officer for Canada Border Services Agency, a Registrar at the British Columbia Court of Appeal, a legal advocate for a non-profit organization, and General Counsel at a large clothing company. Holman is excited to share his experiences in children’s publishing with UBC law students.

On Wednesday, Holman will be presenting Star Wars Epic Yarns to the sales team of the Canadian distributor for the series, Raincoast Books. The sales conference is taking place in Vancouver, Canada, which just happens to be where Holman lives! He very much looks forward to meeting the Raincoast team and giving them a behind-the-scenes look at how Star Wars Epic Yarns was made.

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Holman to attend ABA WI 2015!

We are thrilled to announce that Holman has been invited to sign copies of Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope at ABA Winter Institute 2015 in scenic Asheville, North Carolina in early February 2015. Holman will be attending the Author Reception which will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 10 in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Grove Park Inn.

Holman had the pleasure of attending the Author Reception at Winter Institute 9 held in Seattle, Washington earlier this year. The event included full- and half-day bookstore tours, advance learning sessions for booksellers, author receptions, bookseller brainstorming groups, consultations, education sessions, guest speakers, focus groups, networking and parties.

It will be a great pleasure for Holman to meet and renew acquaintances with independent booksellers from across the United States. We know from experience that independent booksellers are the folks on the front lines hand-selling Cozy Classics to parents and children (the kind of attention you just can’t get from other kinds of booksellers), and we can’t wait to share our Star Wars books with you!

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