Both the front and back covers for my book have been created! (see more info below)
My book is going to press March 23rd!
Going to press means it is being sent to the printer (printing press). It’s so very exciting to see this process continue to move forward, even with all that our world is going through right now.
I am feeling an array of emotions — excitement, disbelief, amazement, and gratitude. Part of me can’t believe this is really happening. But it is and I am soaking that good feeling in.
The back cover is comprised of a variety of things including:
- A book description
- A cover price for the book
- An author photo
- Shortened author bio
- Shortened endorsements
- Publisher information
- Artistic credit
- ISBN number
Each one of these items required a little work and had their own challenges — like a photo shoot at the beach, asking for endorsements, researching hardcover book prices, and writing the description. Writing the words for the back cover was probably the most challenging of those items.
In 3rd person, I had to write a concise and compelling message about what you will find in my book so you’ll want to read it.
My first draft was halfway decent, but the first paragraph was a bit lackluster. My publisher sent some suggestions to get my brain churning a bit, but I needed a bit more inspiration in order to write something to really draw you in. I decided to do a meditation to help my mind imagine and help my body feel what it would be like to have a well-written back book cover. At the end of the meditation, I was bursting with gratitude and joy!
After I re-read the information provided by my publisher a few times I did the following to figure out what to write:
- Read the back covers of memoirs on my bookshelf for inspiration
- Searched memoirs on Amazon to see what their back covers sounded like
- Reviewed my book proposal for wording
- Googled “best memoirs 2019” and found a blog that helped me better understand what to say by way of example
- Asked some friends for feedback
- Edited, edited and edited some more!
Then Wha-la! The back cover was complete! Below are the words that made the final cut for the back cover:
When Julie Jacky was thirty-eight, she felt shame and heartache as she took money out of her son’s savings account to keep the lights on. After she climbed her way out of bankruptcy, she realized she needed to deal with other shameful secrets from her past that were holding her back and preventing her from becoming the person she wanted to be.
In On the Other Side, Julie courageously shares her raw and vulnerable healing and forgiveness journey after childhood sexual abuse. As you read, you will witness Julie becoming aware of how minimizing the abuse kept her stuck in her past and affected her relationships with herself and others. Julie shows, through persistence, how she healed and transformed out of emotional numbness, pain, clutter, sickness, and just going through the motions—to taking her power back, freeing herself from her past, and redesigning her life into one she loves.
Regardless if you were sexually abused or not, this victorious emotional voyage will inspire you to take your own power back so you can experience the freedom that awaits you on the other side.
“This book is a true gem.”
— Nancy Levin, bestselling author of Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free
“Julie Jacky gets personal and specific about how to heal the crippling effects of childhood sexual abuse. Her writing style is friendly and goes down easy, and this book will be so helpful to many people.”
—Mary Hayes Grieco, author of Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything
Julie Jacky is a mindset coach and is certified as both an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner and a financial coach with over twenty years of business experience.
Julie lives in Florida near the Atlantic Ocean. You can learn more about her online at juliejacky.com.
That’s it! What do you think?
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Read book update #12 . . . where you can open a package with me and see my book proof for the first time.