Saturday, June 27, 2009

Snapshot Saturday #17

Yesterday I tweeted about a package I received in the mail.  I have received many book packages, but never anything as beautifully packaged as this!  I subscribe to the Shelf Awareness Newsletter, and one day at the end of April, I saw a children's book, All the World, in the newsletter.  The cover was very attractive, and the blurb about it sounded interesting, so I took a chance and emailed the publisher.  Sometimes when I email publishers, I don't get a reply, so when I didn't hear back, I wasn't real concerned.  I had made a note of the book and would get it when it came out.  Imagine my surprise when I received an email last week saying that they would love to send me a review copy.  Well, that copy came yesterday!  I just had to take pictures to show you how beautifully it was put together.  As they say, presentation is everything, and this publisher knows how to present a product.

 

This is what I saw when I opened the box.  The review copy is a galley, meaning it is not bound together, but looks just like it would if it were.  Beautiful cover, huh?  Want to know what the picture on the top side of the box says?

 

That's actually a picture from the book, but the words, which aren't the ones from the book,  read like a clue to something.  It talks about a shell, which had me curious.  When I picked up the galley, imagine my surprise, as this is what was underneath.


The shredding made it look like the beach, with the shell and sea glass set in there just so.  Don't you just love it?  Along with the galley, in the box was a Beach Lane Books catalog, a note from the VP and a little note on how to enter to win an original piece of art from the book by Marla Frazee.


I still haven't taken everything out of the box, because I just can't bear to throw it away.  I'm still just in awe at the great pains Simon & Schuster went to to show off their new children's imprint, Beach Lane Books!  Thank you Allyn Johnston (VP of Beach Lane Books)!

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Beach Lane Books rocks!! Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing the photos. This is the cutest packaging ever.

bermudaonion said...

You're right - presentation is everything. That's beautiful - I bet it was a lot of fun to open!

iwriteinbooks said...

Wow, that is really adorable. How fun!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've been looking forward to seeing your photos because my nephew opened the box that I received and I never got to see everything in place! (The kids always "help" me open my packages.) I'm in love with the book already and know that it will be a great gift book when it's released. Thanks for sharing your pix!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wow, if they've gone to that much trouble for the packaging this must be one impressive book. Looking forward to reading the reviews.

Tasses said...

And to top it off, isn't the book great? The story put little tear in my eye.

Bookfool said...

Wasn't that the coolest? I just reviewed the book and I linked up to this post because I can't find the right lens to take a picture, myself. Hope that's okay!

 
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