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New Trends in Publishing Lead a California Educator to Offer Pre-Orders of His Inner-City Children's Book
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Trends in Publishing lead a California educator, Joseph Gutiz, to seek help in funding by offering pre-orders of his humorous, anti-bullying, and pro sports children's book through the reward filled crowd-funding site, Kickstarter.
Joseph Gutiz, Author/Independent publisher (http://www.josephgutizpublishing.com), also a California educator for the past twelve years, and a professional photographer for the past three years (http://www.josephgutizphotography.com), understands first hand what children deal with on a daily basis. Joseph Gutiz, who writes and publishes under this pseudo name, recently launched the book project entitled "The Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest," which balances many issues children face nowadays, such as bullying, financial hardships, and common middle school dilemmas, all while they pursue their dream of becoming skateboarding pros without compromising good humor.
The book is set in the world-renowned Skateboarding city of Venice Beach, CA. Which has been a mecca for new trends like skateboarding, body building, street art to name a few. Joseph now wants to be the next Jeff Kinney in order to bring more awareness to the various common issues that plague our youth of today. He thinks that the book will do well by offering diverse characters in a well-plotted story line in order to capture the age group that he has written for (8-14).
Here are just a few of these assorted characters: a bullied chubby cheeked boy and his wimpy African-American sidekick set out on a Pro Quest to become pros at everything they do, along with a skateboarding bulldog, a blue jay, and a daring Caucasian skater girl. As they start their quest, they encounter thrills, mishaps and everyday inner-city childhood adventures along the way.
Although the book has been written and edited, it has never been submitted to any traditional agent or publisher for consideration. "In an era when an author must do nearly everything on his own, independent publishing makes sense," Said the new author who is independently publishing through JG Publishing.
However, the project needs support in the form of pledges in exchange for creative rewards, such as an ebook or printed copy, original illustrations, and the opportunity to become a part of the publishing process.
Upon the successful funding of the Kickstarter project, the book will be reviewed and officially launch by the end of the year both in print and as an ebook. In order to create the best possible book, the author has already assembled his own publishing team of people comprised of an illustrator, editors, and marketing consultants.
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