One of the things I’m proudest of is my writing and being able to help people by writing and publishing books that inspire and guide. Books have certainly changed my life and this is my way of giving back and making the world a better place.
My first soft-cover book, Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers, came out in 2005. Printing it was an easy choice, because there were still many books around, so it was first published in print.
Since then, digital publishing (eBooks) became more and more popular, so when I was ready to publish my other books, I wondered if I should follow the trend and only publish electronic versions.
I could see the advantage of electronic books. When you buy them, you get them instantly. You can read them anywhere on every device you have. They don’t take up any space, they weight nothing and there’s no need to ship them.
So, we ended up creating digital versions, but I love to touch books, to hold them, to smell them, to flip through their pages and sometimes, to write on them. It seemed to me that some of my readers would like the same.
Are printed books going away?
People have been saying to me for a long time that books were going to be a thing of the past. They said we would no longer have printed newspapers, magazines or books. I’ve always found that devastating, because as an author and a journalist always, seeing my work in print has always made it seem more real.
So, I grieved the loss of books we can touch, of taking my kids to the library, smelling the printed paper and sitting in the kids’ corner to read, enjoy imagine being in a different world.
I hoped books would never vanish, or at least, that they wouldn’t vanish too quickly.
So far, it hasn’t happened. In fact, some people who have bought digital versions of my books have asked if I also had them in print.
Printing Motivating Kids
Since my parenting book Motivating Kids was published as a digital book 4 years ago, I dreamed of printing it as well. It was not easy, because it is a large and very colorful book, but I’ve done it.
I was so excited to get it by mail and hold it in my hands! It was not the same as when we first published it electronically. I was proud and happy then, but didn’t feel this much excitement.
Now, I am happy to announce that my parenting guide book Motivating Kids is available in print.
If you are like me, and love to touch your books and flip their pages, this is for you – a real book from real paper you can highlight, write comments on, and open from time to time to review.
More than anything, you can use the tips in the book to motivate your children to be, do and have all the things you wish for them.
About the book
Motivating Kids is your ultimate guide to motivating your kids to be the best they can be. In contains over 300 pages full of practical ways to charge their battery and fuel their life. It includes 211 quotes to inspire you and your kids to do amazing things and be the best you can be: best parent, best child.
In 18 chapters, this ultimate guide gives you 303 practical tips that will change your parenting and help you become a role model for your children. This practical parenting book has 28 exercises that will lead you to better parenting gradually and confidently. It will reveal to you the “how to” of motivation.
Motivating Kids is a summary of 17 parenting sessions. It includes new research and statistics that will show you the science of motivation and save you sitting through courses, classes and hundreds of parenting books.
I would like to thank my husband Gal and my son-in-law Sandy for making it happen and plan to make my upcoming book, “The Will”, available both digitally and in print from the beginning.
Until books are impossible to print, I plan to make all my books available in both digital and printed formats. This will be my contribution to keeping printed books alive a little bit longer 🙂