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Behind the Scenes of Coach Dave: Season One

Coach Dave Behind the ScenesCoach Dave: Behind the Scenes

The Coach Dave book project has leaped several steps forward in the last couple of weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you. Call it a behind the scenes tour.

1. I finished the third edit, one in which I read the whole book in about a day, smoothing some scenes and making the storylines more cohesive.

 

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

 2. I put the manuscript through CreateSpace’s intimidating online editor, appropriately named the Meatgrinder. It came through unscathed; I learned much from putting my first two books through the same process. With the approval of the manuscript, I was able to move to the next step of ordering proof copies for my beta readers.

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

3. Having already contracted the cover art, I had a graphic designer complete the Kindle cover.

From this:

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

To this:

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

4. As soon as the Kindle cover was complete, I added the back cover material and had a designer finish out the paperback cover.

To this:

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

5. With the book moving into post-production, I moved into promotion mode. For my first book, I did an unforgettable promotional video that consisted of my iPhone, my outstretched arm, and absolutely zero post-production work. (I don’t think I took my readers behind the scenes for that one, but I’ll never forget how bad that video was.) For the Coach Dave project, I teamed with my broadcast partner, Michael Plumlee, and videographer Steven Burns for a slightly more upscale promo video.

Coach Dave Behind the Scenes

All the work behind the scenes has built the next level of the Coach Dave project. Coach Dave: Season One will publish in July. Feedback on the question of whether to publish on July 4th or July 14th (date of the All-Star Game) is trending toward an All-Star Game publishing date.

However, you don’t have to wait until July to be an integral part of getting this important book into the hands of this generations youth baseball players, parents, and coaches.

Click here to add your support to Coach Dave!

About Al Ainsworth

Al Ainsworth is a values storyteller. He works with individuals, businesses, churches, and other organizations to pass along their values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

Al is the author of Lines in the Gravel, Stories from the Roller Coaster (of a Faith Life), and the Coach Dave series. Subscribe to his email list for more values storying.

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